Palm Springs Firefighters Quarantined After Exposure to Coronavirus Patient

Three Palm Springs firefighters came into contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus last week and are now on home quarantine, but have not shown any symptoms, city officials said Monday.

Firefighters responded to a call on March 8 that a person was experiencing “general weakness” while inside a vehicle, according to a city statement. County public health officials have since confirmed the patient tested positive for COVID-19.

The firefighters will remain on paid leave on home quarantine until March 22, a date based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that coronavirus symptoms take between two and 14 days to manifest, officials said.

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