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Pasco Fire Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

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This is the first positive case of a Pasco County government employee.

PASCO COUNTY – A member of Pasco County’s fire rescue team has recently tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

This is the first Pasco County Government employee to test positive.

The team member began experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on April 4, while at work and was sent home. The employee was working with six other team members and all six were placed on paid leave, in accordance Health Department recommendations. None of the six is showing any symptoms and all are expected to return to work pending negative COVID-19 test results or the end of their 14-day quarantine – whichever comes first.

Pasco County government is following all Health Department guidelines and safety precautions and has been taking aggressive actions to minimize potentialexposure to COVID-19 for employees and customers, including:

closing facilities, including all libraries, parks and senior centers

offering more services online, by mail, via phone and video conferencing

encouraging employees (who are able) to work remotely

reducing or eliminating in-person contact at all customer service locations

thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing surfaces in all government-owned buildings

screening employees and visitors who enter the emergency operations center

requiring employees who are showing or experiencing symptoms, or who live with someone who is experiencing symptoms, to stay home

To watch a video about all the extra precautions Pasco’s first responders aretaking to keep everyone safe, go to shorturl.at/vAF01.

For coronavirus information and resources in Pasco County, go to MyPasco.net.

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