NewsLocal News / March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Reported Among Indianapolis First Responders

COVID-19 Reported Among Indianapolis First RespondersAs of Tuesday, 12 members of IMPD and 12 members of IFD tested positive for COVID-19. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, coronavirus, COVID-192020-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
COVID-19 Reported Among Indianapolis First Responders

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Indianapolis is reporting cases of COVID-19 amongst first responders and law enforcement officers.  

As of Tuesday, 12 members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and 12 members of the Indianapolis Fire Department tested positive for the virus.  Those members are home quarantined and being monitored.

Emergency personnel are using drive through testing offered through Eli Lilly and other health providers.

The departments are not testing everyone. They are following an exposure protocol that includes testing for those who show symptoms or have been in close contact with a person who tests positive.

IFD and IMPD are both asking that residents be upfront, when talking to dispatch, if someone at the home is showing flu-like symptoms, and to meet emergency responders at the door if possible, to help reduce risk of exposure.

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