Local first responders are taking preventive measures to ensure their safety and the safety of the public in light of the coronavirus in Oregon.
The following is a Facebook post from Columbia River Fire & Rescue.
In response the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon, we are working closely with our local public health departments and state health agencies.
The fire service as a whole is taking necessary safety measures to safeguard its personnel while still responding to medical emergencies.
Oregonians who think they may have symptoms of the virus and who are stable should first contact their primary medical provider by phone and not call 911, unless health conditions are serious."
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