Some Quad-Cities first responders concerned about PPE as pandemic continues

Dispatchers try to screen the calls for service to determine whether coronavirus is present, they said.

If possible, fire crews will have someone come to the door rather than enter a residence, Noyd said.

“Try not to enter into a closed environment as much as possible,” he said.

Frederiksen reminded Quad-Citians to take the precautions recommended that could slow the coronavirus’ spread — wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing and not going out unless necessary.

She and Noyd said anyone who did not feel well should stay home.

“The days of coming to work when you have a cold are over,” Frederiksen said.

In the Quad-Cities and the bi-state region, the number of cases continued to increase Thursday.

In Rock Island County, 20 new cases were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,285 people who have contracted the virus.

Scott County reported its total number of cases was now at 1,203 compared with the 1,152 reported Wednesday.

Neither county reported new deaths, leaving the toll in Rock Island County at 30 and in Scott County, 10.

Illinois’ total number of cases was at 157,950 on Thursday, an increase of more than 1,200 people over Wednesday’s count. The number of deaths was at 7,251, up 25 from Wednesday.


via The Quad-City Times

July 16, 2020 at 09:25PM

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