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67 DC firefighters self-quarantined after 1 tests positive for coronavirus

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.

 

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.

 

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