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USFK Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ Directive amid COVID-19 Outbreaks in Barracks

USFK Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ Directive amid COVID-19 Outbreaks in Barracks

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – United States Forces Korea (USFK) on Sunday issued a “shelter in place” directive, ordering part of its service members to remain at home after additional COVID-19 outbreaks were reported inside its barracks. According to USFK’s Twitter account, the directive dated Saturday requires service members based at Yongsan Garrison in [...]

S. Korea Decides to Allow Troops, Citizens Working for USFK to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

S. Korea Decides to Allow Troops, Citizens Working for USFK to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry decided Wednesday to allow South Korean soldiers and civilian workers affiliated with the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) to get COVID-19 vaccinations shipped from the U.S. for its troops stationed here, officials said. The South Korean troops affiliated with the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army, known [...]

USFK Ups Antivirus Scheme for All Areas in S. Korea amid Resurgent Pandemic

USFK Ups Antivirus Scheme for All Areas in S. Korea amid Resurgent Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) on Saturday raised its health protection level against the new coronavirus for all areas in South Korea following the resurgence of the pandemic. Starting at 12:01 a.m., USFK enforced the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie, or HPCON C, the third-highest warning level in its [...]