WASHINGTON – According to the D.C. fire union, sixty-seven D.C. firefighters are in self-quarantine after coming in contact with a colleague who tested positive for the COVID-19.
As a result of the confirmed case, new rules are in place, ordering firefighters will be checked for illness before working their shifts.
New-DC Fire Union confirms 67 DC Firefighters currently on self quarantine. New rules in place ordering all firefighters to be checked for illness before clocking in for their shift. Results still outstanding for 2nd firefighter under investigation for Covid 19. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/QsP9NQMcjY
— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) March 18, 2020
A source told Fox 5’s Paul Wagner that another firefighter had tested following the initial confirmation, and officials are waiting on the results.
The work site of the first firefighter, Engine Company 32 and 19, who tested positive works, was thoroughly cleaned Tuesday morning.