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Two first-responders test positive for COVID-19 at GJFD

GJFD personnel tests positive for COVID-19
GJFD personnel tests positive for COVID-19(Yzabelah Roberts)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 7:01 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 9:08 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -

Mesa County COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and no one is immune-- including first-responders. The Grand Junction Fire Department reported two positive cases and have been working with Mesa County Public Health to contact-trace. Some protocol they have in place is cleaning equipment, uniforms, and wearing P.P.E. as needed.

“I’d like to reiterate that these two positive cases do not affect the community at all, but I will say, that is something that we are hyper-vigilant about, and we do want to make sure we are safe when we are responding,” says GJFD Chief, Ken Watkins.

As encouraged by the health department, those employees are quarantining.

The fire department says the people are the first to test positive within the department.

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