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Four Montgomery County Fire, Rescue personnel test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 20:48:00-04

MONTGOMERY. COUNTY, Md. — Four Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel have tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced on Friday.

In all four cases, involving career and volunteer members, none have originated from contacts at work.

County public health officials say they are working to notify anyone who may have had contact with the individuals. Including those who have tested positive, therer's also a total of 19 career or volunteer members that have been quarantined.

“MCFRS remains fully capable to answer the community’s 911 calls with dedicated career and volunteer providers,” said MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein. “We have appropriate levels of personal protective equipment and continue to follow guidance that has been set forth for station and vehicle cleaning.”

Including those who have tested positive, there's also a total of 19 career or volunteer members that have been quarantined.