Coronavirus: 5 Toronto firefighters test positive for COVID-19
|globalnews.ca 29 Mar 2020 at 13:08|
The news comes amid growing concerns from frontline first responders about their health and safety.
In the document, Frank Ramagnano, the president of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association wrote, “Currently we have 5 members who have tested positive.
“These members were all very healthy yet the virus is having a very strong negative effect on them. Some have commented it is the worst thing they have experienced, and are concerned they may be hospitalized.”
The memo also implores members to practice social distancing, which can be difficult in fire halls where employees work, sleep and eat together.
“In some cases, we have not only had to isolate the crew the person worked with, but we had to isolate the crew that was socially interacted with at shift change-over as well,” the memo read.
“This is many more people who could have spread the virus when one considers the family they are going to and those who they will interact with during the shift.”