Capt. Brett Crozier, the now-fired Navy captain who wrote a letter asking for help dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on his ship, has tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The Times’ report cited two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier who have a relationship with the officer and his family.
Crozier had been in command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt until this week, when he was relieved of his duty after he wrote a letter to military leadership to request assistance in response to a COVID-19 outbreak on the vessel.
The letter, which leaked to the media, was sent outside the chain of command and via nonsecure unclassified email.
Crozier began to show symptoms of COVID-19 before he was removed from the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, The Times reported. He is being quarantined on Naval Base Guam, The Times reported.