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Fire Sta­tion,” Doohan said. “Chief Gunn’s lead­er­ship in this rapidly evolv­ing sit­u­a­tion has been in­valu­able, and there’s a strong in­di­ca­tion that the out­break has been con­tained due to the swift re­sponse and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two agen­cies. We will con­tinue to be vig­i­lant in mon­i­tor­ing this sit­u­a­tion un­til we are pos­i­tive the out­break has been fully con­tained.”

The num­ber of Coro­n­avirus cases con­tin­ues to spike rapidly, af­fect­ing thou­sands. In Cal­i­for­nia alone, there have been 273,912 con­firmed cases and 6,464 deaths as of July 7, ac­cord­ing to the Los Angeles Times.

The County and CAL Fire says they will con­tinue to work in uni­son to test CAL Fire staff con­duct con­tact trac­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“Men­do­cino County and CAL Fire have been strong part­ners for many years, par­tic­u­larly since the 2017 fires dev­as­tated our com­mu­nity, said Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Carmel J. An­gelo in the press re­lease. “CAL Fire is here to pro­tect us, and we are here to pro­tect them.”

As for the 37 vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers at the Fort Bragg Fire Sta­tion, Fire Chief Steve Orsi says their re­sponse time wasn’t im­pacted by the coro­n­avirus cases at Leggett Sta­tion due to them be­ing far enough away.

“So far, we’ve been very for­tu­nate to not be af­fected at all,” Orsi said.

Orsi says he’s grateful that his crew hasn’t shown any COVID-19 symp­toms and has been tak­ing pre­cau­tions to pre­vent it such as wear­ing masks and gloves while on calls and dis­in­fect­ing the sta­tion on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. The only mi­nor set­back for the Fort Bragg Fire Chief is some of the vol­un­teers feeling un­safe go­ing to calls.

“We did put out there if any feel un­com­fort­able go­ing to calls, please take a leave of ab­sence,” Orsi said. “There have been a few peo­ple who did that, but gen­er­ally peo­ple are coming still.”

For more in­for­ma­tion and up­dates about COVID-19, visit the County web­site https:// www. men­do­cinocounty. org/com­mu­nity/ novel- coro­n­avirus, or con­tact the COVID-19 call cen­ter at (707) 272-6052.

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