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Outbreak at Cambridge Fire now impacting one station

Six firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, but four have since recovered
Cambridge Fire Department 2
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While it seems a COVID-19 outbreak at the Cambridge Fire Department is starting to wind down, there's still cause for concern.

Fire Chief Brian Arnold told 570 NEWS after two stations were impacted at one point, there's just one station now feeling the brunt of it.

Six firefighters tested positive, but four of them have been resolved and two remain active.

Arnold said there's also five others that are away from work, as they await test results.

"So we still have seven individuals that are still affected by this," he said, adding it's had an impact on the station overall.

"Staff have certainly been impacted from a stress perspective," Arnold noted later on, "We're concerned of our own well being and our colleagues that are battling the infection."

He added Cambridge Fire has several different safety measures put in place, such as cleaning stations twice a day, especially shared items and equipment.

And despite all this, Arnold confirmed the station is still operating at full capacity, delivering their full range of services to the public.

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