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8 firefighters in Nebraska test positive for COVID-19

June 15, 2020 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight firefighters at a Nebraska fire station have tested positive for COVID-19, the Omaha Fire Department said Monday.

All personnel assigned to Station 31 will be offered testing for the coronavirus, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Responses to calls for fire and medical emergencies will not be impacted, the department said. The station and all fire apparatuses have been professionally cleaned.

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Fire officials said the firefighters all are doing well.

No information was immediately available about how they were exposed to the virus.

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