Saskatoon firefighters under quarantine after contacting patient being tested for COVID-19

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Some members of a Saskatoon Fire Department station are under a precautionary quarantine after firefighters came into contact with a person being tested for COVID-19.

Fire officials said an engine from Station 4 was called to a medical emergency on March 11 of a person experiencing shortness of breath.

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They learned the patient was being tested for COVID-19.

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Four staff members have been placed in a precautionary quarantine until test results from the patient are obtained and reviewed, officials said.

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The Saskatoon Fire Department said there will not be any response disruptions due to the precautionary measure.

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