Wilmington fire station sanitized due to potential virus exposure

Wilmington Fire Department (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington Fire Department employee was made aware of a potential exposure to a person that tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

After being notified, WFD says the employee and their crew were sent home for the rest of their shift for self-monitoring and self-quarantine.

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WFD says this shift is now on their four day break and they have been instructed to watch for signs and symptoms over the next several days.

Testing will be performed if it is deemed necessary by their health provider.

Following city, departmental, and CDC protocols, the station and all apparatus in the station in question were thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated, WFD wrote in a release.

The station is now back to normal operations.