CCFD firefighters cleared and able to return to duties

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 17:46:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The four CCFD firefighters placed in isolation on Saturday, April 25, 2020, were released on Sunday, April 26, 2020, following a negative COVID-19 test result for a patient.

On April 24, the firefighters responded to an EMS call for a patient experiencing cardiac issues. All personnel were wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as directed by CCFD protocol. During treatment and transport of the patient, members of the crew made adjustments to PPE that posed a heightened risk to possible exposure. Out of an abundance of caution, the four firefighters were isolated pending the results of the patient’s test for COVID-19.

It was determined at the hospital that the patient fit the criteria for COVID-19. The patient’s test results have returned negative. All firefighters have resumed regular duty as of Sunday, April 26, 2020.