Five South Bend firefighters quarantined, awaiting coronavirus testing

Five South Bend firefighters quarantined, awaiting coronavirus testing

first_img TAGS9/11coronavirusCOVID-19fire departmentfirefightersquarantinedSouth Bend WhatsApp Five South Bend firefighters quarantined, awaiting coronavirus testing By Brooklyne Beatty – March 23, 2020 0 326 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Five South Bend firefighters have been quarantined after interacting with a coronavirus patient last Saturday.The 911 call was unrelated to COVID-19, but the department was informed late last week that the patient has now tested positive for the virus.In response, the department has implemented processes and protocols to prevent exposure, including limiting interaction with patients, wearing full personal protective equipment, and following new protocol when handing off a patient at the hospital.Those who call 911 for unrelated emergencies are asked to notify dispatchers if they are also exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.center_img Pinterest Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleThree more positive COVID-19 cases in Berrien CountyNext articleMichigan logging applications for redistricting panel Brooklyne Beattylast_img

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