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Pentagon: COVID-19 hospital stay disqualifies recruits | VOA News
Source: U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Deonte Rowell

Pentagon: COVID-19 hospital stay disqualifies recruits | VOA News

Pentagon recruitment policy for the military has been updated with new coronavirus restrictions. All recruits who had been hospitalized with the coronavirus are medically disqualified for accession and must receive a waiver by a Service Medical Waiver Authority. The Military Entrance Processing Command has commented that those who were hospitalized were more likely to be contagious for a longer period of time and require more testing to ensure they are physically healthy enough to join the military. Evaluations for residual physical performance limitations such as pulmonary and end-organ function are likely. The command stated that the new requirements are necessary because the long-term effects of the virus are unknown.

Source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/pentagon-covid-19-hospital-stay-disqualifies-recruits

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