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Several Tulsa firefighters quarantined, tested after possible exposure to COVID-19

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 14:48:50-04

TULSA, Okla. — Several Tulsa firefighters are in quarantine and being tested after a coworker showed COVID-19 related symptoms.

Tulsa Fire Department Chief Michael Baker announced the testing and quarantine during a news conference with city and county leaders on Wednesday.

READ MORE: Tulsa Health officials seeing steep upward trend in COVID-19 cases, remind Tulsans to wear masks

Baker said TFD temporarily closed Station 24, located near North Peoria and 36th Street North, after a firefighter showed symptoms. Firefighters at the station may have been exposed starting June 20.

The station is back open after being cleaned. Baker said firefighters are on a call back basis and being staffed by other firefighters as needed.

A total of 36 firefighters are currently quarantined to be tested.

READ MORE: 482 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma

Chief Baker said he believed the firefighter started showing after attending a wedding.

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