Six EMS personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Riley County – WIBW

RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Six EMS personnel have actually checked positive for the coronavirus in Riley County bringing the overall variety of infections in the County to 207.
According to the Riley County Emergency Operations Center since Sunday, test outcomes are pending for 3 more individuals.
The positive cases involve two out of the 4 EMS stations in the County, with a 3rd station most likely affected.
” We knew we needed to be gotten ready for staff to test favorable,” stated Riley County Emergency Services Director David Adams. “We put strategies and procedures in place months earlier and have actually covered shifts with overtime or part-time personnel in order to continue serving the neighborhood.”

The County states no modifications can be anticipated in action time or service, and all emergency situation medical and fire services are completely functional.
The infections are because of neighborhood spread, not exposure from patients. After the very first infections, the close-quarters living conditions for emergency situation employees permitted the infection to move between employee.
” Thankfully, none of the cases have actually been extreme,” stated Adams. “My personnel are reporting headaches, pressure behind the eyes, body pains, and fatigue so I have every hope that they will all make complete recoveries.”
The Manhattan Fire Department works carefully with EMS and occupy a few of the exact same living quarters. They have pulled nine fireman from active service pending test results. A few of those fire fighters are in quarantine at a regional hotel.

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