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Waterloo firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- City officials announced Tuesday that a member of Waterloo Fire Rescue had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Waterloo Fire Rescue has always appreciated and relied on the support of our community,” said Waterloo Fire Chief Pat Treloar. “You can continue to show that support by staying home and going out only if absolutely necessary.”

No information about the firefighter was released by the city due to confidentiality reasons.

“I am very concerned about our member that has contracted the virus and we continue to monitor all personnel,” Treloar said.

In a release the city said:

The department has been practicing social distancing, self-screening, frequent handwashing and routine cleaning in accordance with and in some cases beyond CDC and public health guidance since mid-March. Fire and ambulance personnel are also following very specific guidelines and protocols related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) while responding to all calls for service.

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Taylor Vessel

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