Three Santa Maria firefighters and recruit tested for coronavirus

Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 08, 2020

Three Santa Maria firefighters and one recruit are being tested for COVID-19.

City officials say the three firefighters were sent home Wednesday to self-quarantine until their test results come back. Those results are expected Thursday.

The fire chief says two crew members working out of the same fire station reported experiencing COVID-related symptoms Wednesday morning. As a precaution, both firefighters and the third member of their crew were sent for testing and the station and all equipment were sanitized.

On Tuesday, a firefighter recruit was reportedly sent home with similar symptoms and tested. The fire department expects test results soon.