NATO response to COVID-19
NATO, together with other international organizations, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and all NATO Allies continue to take preventative measures.
We welcome the leading efforts of the World Health Organization to raise awareness and provide guidance to countries and individuals.
NATO military medical staff remain vigilant. They are monitoring any potential impact for NATO troops deployed on operations.
As of 1 April 2020, five staff members at NATO Headquarters have been diagnosed with COVID-19. One has fully recovered and is back at work, and the other four are recovering. Three contractors have also tested positive.
Prior to the first positive test, NATO had already taken preventative measures at our headquarters, based on guidance from the World Health Organization, to reduce the risk of the further spread of infection. These include the temporary suspension of certain staff travel, encouraging staff to work from home, and the temporary suspension of group visits to NATO HQ in Brussels.
We remain in close contact with the Belgian authorities.
NATO has robust business continuity measures and plans in place, ensuring that our essential work continues.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
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BELGIAN HEALTH AUTHORITY
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS EUROPE (SHAPE)
NATO CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR MILITARY MEDICINE
US ARMY EUROPE