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Local firefighter, paramedic employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:52 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 01:52:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An employee for the North County Fire Protection District has tested positive for COVID-19, said the District in a tweet Saturday night.

The employee did not have symptoms while he was at work, but developed a fever at home. He was tested after developing symptoms.

North County Fire Protection District says the employee who is a firefighter and paramedic presented a low risk to any members of the publc he interacted with because he had no symptoms at the time.

The employee is currently quarantined at home and following health guidelines.

North County Fire Protection District says it is contacting every patient the employee was in contact with as a precaution.