SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Several firefighters and paramedics from Scottsdale were isolated as a precaution after coming in contact with a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed the city of Scottsdale on Thursday.
“Within the past week a Scottsdale Fire Department engine company was called to evaluate a man who later tested positive for coronavirus,” said Kelly Corsette with the city.
Four firefighters and two paramedics came in contact with the patient who later tested positive for the virus. They “were excluded from work as a precautionary measure and will follow social distancing guidelines for 12-14 days per direction from Maricopa County Public Health,” Corsette said.
Since isolation, one of the fire department employees was cleared to return to work.
None of the firefighters or paramedics show signs of being ill, Corsette said.