Friday, April 10, 2020

Humboldt Fire Personnel Test Negative for COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM

Humboldt Bay Fire is announcing that several of its personnel who were exposed to an asymptomatic COVID-19 patient at a local hospital have been released from a 14-day quarantine after testing negative for the virus and will return to work next week.

"We are grateful for this positive outcome but this incident underlines the importance of abiding by the guidance of the County Health Officer and working together as a community to flatten the curve of this virus," the press release states.  "As first responders, your Humboldt Bay Firefighters remain on the front lines and potentially at risk. Please continue to stay at home for us so we can stay at work for you."

See the full press release from Humboldt Bay Fire copied below:

Last week, HBF announced that several of our personnel were exposed to an asymptomatic patient who was hospitalized, became symptomatic, and later tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in some personnel being quarantined for 14 days.

Today, we are happy to announce that all our quarantined personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 and will be returning to work next week.

We are grateful for this positive outcome, but this incident underlines the importance of abiding by the guidance of the County Health Officer and working together as a community to flatten the curve of this virus. As first responders, your Humboldt Bay Firefighters remain on the front lines and potentially at risk. Please continue to stay at home for us so we can stay at work for you.

Questions or Concerns about COVID-19? Contact the County of Humboldt’s Joint Information Center (JIC) at 707-441-5000 or email covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us
Humboldt Bay Fire, the City of Eureka, and the County of Humboldt will continue to evaluate the threat of COVID-19 to our community and provide updates as warranted. We remain committed to the safety of our community, and we will get through this together. Please help us by staying home. Together, we can
flatten the curve.
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