Second City of Yukon Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19
The City of Yukon announced today another firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was on vacation when infected and when symptoms appeared. The individual has not reported to work since infected and is currently resting at home.
The City is closely monitoring the situation and will take necessary actions to protect its residents and employees. The Yukon Fire Department has taken significant steps to protect the public and its employees. These include:
Dispatch screening process: If the caller meets the symptoms of COVID-19, firefighters respond with full personal protective equipment
Firefighters wear a mask during any interaction with the public
Ride-alongs and station tours have been postponed
Visitors are not allowed in the stations, except those with a medical emergency. Those visitors must wear a mask.
The safety and health of our residents and employees is our top priority. The City of Yukon is following medical protocols from national and local health authorities and has implemented staff guidelines in relation to social distancing and hygiene.