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Friday Roundup: EMS Staff Exposed to COVID-19

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In Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, 22 fire and EMS personnel were placed in quarantine status after it was determined they had contact with person who tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Times Herald newspaper.

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In Washington State, four King County Medic One paramedics were placed in quarantine due to exposure to the novel coronavirus, according to the Issaquah Reporter.

Personnel with the Los Angeles County Fire Department are under isolation and being monitored after they treated a coronavirus patient who later died, the Los Angeles Times reports.

NBC Bay Area report four San Jose firefighters have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the firefighters union. At least 77 in the fire department have been placed under quarantine