UPDATE: Four Santa Maria Fire Department personnel test negative for COVID-19

Posted at 7:43 PM, Apr 11, 2020

In a tweet posted Saturday, the Santa Maria Fire Department announced four members of its staff tested negative for COVID-19.

This comes after the City of Santa Maria announced earlier this week, three city firefighters and one recruit were being tested for the disease.

A city spokesperson says the three firefighters were sent home Wednesday to self-quarantine until their test results come back.

All four employees will return to work on Tuesday, according to city officials. The recruit was among the 14 personnel who graduated from fire academy on Friday.

Fire Chief Leonard Champion says the fire station and equipment has been sanitized.