2nd Yukon Firefighter Tests Positive For COVID-19

Tuesday, July 21st 2020, 9:50 am
By: News 9

A second Yukon firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus, the City of Yukon said on its social media.

The firefighter was on vacation when symptoms appeared and has not reported to work since onset of symptoms. The firefighter is resting at home.

The Yukon Fire Department has taken steps to protect the public and its employees including:

  1. A dispatch screening process: if the caller meets the symptoms of COVID-19, firefighters respond with full personal protective equipment
  2. Firefighters wear a mask during any interaction with the public
  3. Ride-alongs and station tours have been postponed
  4. Visitors are not allowed in the stations, except those with a medical emergency. Those visitors must wear a mask.