In a tweet posted Saturday, the Santa Maria Fire Department announced four members of its staff tested negative for COVID-19.
All 4 personnel tested for the corona virus have received their test results which came back as negative. We thank you for the continued support! pic.twitter.com/eixaiSOrHK— Santa Maria Fire (@SMFDHQ) April 12, 2020
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.