COVID-19 Cluster Identified Within The Jamestown Fire Department

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JAMESTOWN – Health leaders are working to contain a cluster of COVID-19 cases within the Jamestown Fire Department.

In a statement to the media Wednesday night, City of Jamestown officials confirmed the news.

At this time, city officials say six positive cases have been confirmed out of the 55-member Fire Department.

In accordance with State and County guidelines, affected members have been contacted by the Chautauqua County Department of Health for isolation and quarantine.

“Public safety remains our top priority, and the day-to-day fire department operations are not expected to be impacted,” said Mayor Eddie Sundquist in a statement. “All stations have been proactively sanitized. The City remains committed to transparency in the interest of public health and we will continue to keep the public informed of any updates.”

The City’s Municipal Building remains open at this time with visitors required to wear masks and social distance while accessing services.

Leaders remind all residents to remain vigilant ̧ wear a mask, and social distance.


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