Three Monroe County EMS staff members test positive for COVID-19


The Monroe County Board of Commissioners announced in a post on Facebook that three emergency service workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

The board says the employees were sent home to self-quarantine even before getting positive test results. "When ranking Monroe County Emergency Services’ officials discovered that the affected staffers may have been exposed to the virus early last week, the three employees were sent home to self-quarantine even before learning the positive results of their Coronavirus tests later in the week."

The board has also shifted personnel around to account for short-term unavailability of employees who tested positive, and say that the EMS response will not be affected as a result of short staff.

"Monroe County Emergency Services’ high quality and rapid response time will not be affected as a result of the staff shortage. Fire/EMS staffers will continue to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to calls and are continuing to take all measures possible to prevent additional staffers from contracting the virus."

Read the full statement below.

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