Winter Park announces case of coronavirus
Winter Park announced Thursday one of its resident tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fire-Rescue Chief Dan Hagedorn told commissioners during an online work session that acted as a trial run for using the webinar technology for future meetings.
No details were given about the infected resident such as age or travel history. The patient is among 119 confirmed cases in Orange County as of Thursday evening.
Hagedorn said a group of firefighters are under a 14-day quarantine after they transported a nonresident to an Orlando hospital who later tested positive for COVID-19.
The firefighters were tested Wednesday at the Orange County convention center, which is hosting drive-thru testing for first responders and people over 65 who have virus symptoms.
None of the firefighters are showing symptoms, Hagedorn said, and test results are expected within 48 hours.
The work session occurred during a transition between two commissioners for Seat 1 and Seat 2.
Sheila DeCiccio and Marty Sullivan will be sworn in Friday during a private ceremony before Monday’s special meeting.
Commissioners also gave the nod for city staff to close the boat ramp at Dinky Dock Park and the Winter Park golf course indefinitely as part of an effort to stop the spread of the virus.