NEWS | Sept. 15, 2021

USAG Daegu Joins DoDEA, Community Stakeholders for COVID-19 Tabletop Exercise

By Keith Smith

CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea -- USAG Daegu emergency management professionals joined Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific and medical providers for a COVID-19 tabletop exercise at Daegu Middle High School on Sept. 10th.

USAG Daegu Commander Col. Brian P. Schoellhorn, Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathon J. Blue and DoDEA Pacific West District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Arrington joined more than two dozen education and installation partners for the exercise—designed to consider the steps required to respond safely and quickly to mitigate any COVID-19 impacts to classroom learning.

USAG Daegu has worked to develop innovative and safe methods to maintain services during the pandemic while coordinating closely with community partners and military public health officials.
USAG Daegu has worked to develop innovative and safe methods to maintain services during the pandemic while coordinating closely with community partners and military public health officials.

The series of scenarios focused on testing capabilities, discussing roles and responsibilities and refining response strategies. The exercise included input from parents, educators, medical providers as well as garrison staff.

Daegu-based students returned for the 2021-2022 school year on August 23rd.