Salisbury Fire Department Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day has announced a second municipal employee of the City of Salisbury has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.)

The employee is a firefighter with the Salisbury Fire Department. Their only symptom is a cough although they will remain in home isolation.

City Administrator and Salisbury COVID-19 Czar Julia Glanz said “To date the Salisbury Fire Department has transported 76 COVID-19 positive patients, with 328 PUIs (Persons Under Investigation), and while our team is taking every precaution possible, we knew the likelihood of another team member getting infected was high.”

Essential city workers have their temperatures taken at the start of every shift and wear an N95 mask at all times when on duty.