VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Two Vancouver firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from holiday, according to the City of Vancouver.
In a statement issued Sunday, a city spokesperson says the situation does not pose any risk to the public because firefighters wear protective equipment to all calls.
“[Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services] confirmed two firefighters contracted COVID-19 while on holiday.” the statement reads.
“One of firefighters in question worked a shift prior to showing symptoms. The crews who worked with that individuals are now in self-isolation and other staff were called in to cover.”
Contact-tracing is being done by Vancouver Coastal Health.
The city spokesperson says self-isolation requirements have not compromised staffing levels.
“VFRS has sufficient apparatus and staff on duty to respond to all emergencies,” the statement reads.