Win­ter Park an­nounces case of coro­n­avirus

Orlando Sentinel - - Local & State - By Lisa Maria Garza lgarza @or­lan­dosen­tinel.com

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.

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