VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Three Victorville Fire Personnel are in quarantine as a precautionary measure and out of an abundance of caution after they responded to a 9-1-1 call to assist a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
“After consultation with a physician, the patient was tested for COVID-19; and the doctor recommended our fire personnel should be quarantined as a precautionary measure,” stated Victorville City spokeswoman Sue Jones.
Jones said testing of the patient and the firefighters is underway.
“This situation underscores the importance of how everybody should consider their conduct relating to this virus,” said Jones.
If you exhibit symptoms, don’t call 9-1-1. Instead, utilize phone, teledoctor and online resources first before calling 9-1-1.
“I’d like to assure our community that the City is taking this very seriously, and we put necessary protocols in place to respond to this issue and we are employing all of our resources to slow the spread of the virus in our community,” said the spokeswoman.
The City continues to provide essential services in all areas. Our Fire Department and emergency services remain ready to respond to the needs of our community. This is a rapidly-evolving situation, and the City continues to put updates on our social media and our website at VictorvilleCA.gov/coronavirus.