QUINCY (WGEM) – Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning reported Wednesday that four members of the Quincy Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19.
Chief Henning stated that the department immediately worked with the Adams County Health Department to determine the best course of action to contain any possible spread among staff. Ten of the department’s staff members are currently in isolation as recommended by the Adams County Health Department.
Chief Henning stated that fire department personnel will continue to wear PPE when responding to all incidents that require close interaction with the public.
Henning added that they will continue to decontaminate stations daily and equipment as needed. Crews are examined upon arrival at work to ensure they are not asymptomatic.
The public should continue to feel comfortable asking for help if needed, Henning said,
Due to HR and HIPAA regulations, the names and information of those affected will not be released.
On Wednesday morning, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore tweeted about the reported cases saying, “A few weeks ago I did not know anyone who had contracted the virus. Today I know colleagues and friends who are at home treating this disease.” ) We are eager to reopen, but we must do so safely and sensibly. “
On Tuesday, the Adams County Health Department had reported that they had seen an increase of 18 positive cases of COVID-19 in one week in Adams County.
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