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Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Baltimore Firefighters, EMTs, Police Officers and Other ‘Frontline Employees’ To Receive COVID-19 Stipend

Mayor Jack Young will give employees in the city a stipend to ease financial burdens as they continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Pandemic Mission Critical Stipend will be meant for “frontline public-facing employees” including firefighters, EMTs and police officers. They will receive an extra $200 bi-weekly.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
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Posted: Mar 26, 2020

FDNY coronavirus numbers nearly double in one day

With the number of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) growing by the day -- 84 members of the FDNY have tested positive for the virus, according to an FDNY spokesman. The number of FDNY employees who have tested positive has almost doubled since yesterday, when FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated during an interview on Fox News that 46 members had tested positive for coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SILive.com
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Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Connecticut fire department purchases new disinfecting device to battle coronavirus

VIDEO: The New Haven Fire Department has a new weapon in the war against Covid-19. The department purchased an AeroClave device, which is a fogging system that disinfects on contact. “We are using it for firefighters or medics that go into a building of potential exposure. When they come out, we can actually decontaminate the firefighters gear and spray the firefighter right down on scene,” said Mark Vendetto, Assistant Chief Operations with the New Haven Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven
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Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Few Kentucky firefighters get COVID-19 tests; Workers’ comp claims denied

Kentucky firefighters say they struggle still to get COVID-19 tests and don’t get workers’ compensation for missed days while self-quarantining or waiting for test results. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Tuesday a Louisville firefighter was the first to test positive for the coronavirus. The man is self-isolating at home, Fischer said.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald Leader
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Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Ohio fire chief orders staff to limit side jobs during pandemic

Mansfield Fire Chief Steve Strickling has issued a directive to his employees to limit their exposure working at other jobs, including township fire departments and hospitals, for the time being due to COVID-19 concerns. Strickling said he does not know the exact number of his employees who work elsewhere too but said "there are quite a few.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mansfield News Journal
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