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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Fire Department was recently informed that one of their firefighters has tested positive for COVID-19.

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After reviewing the information, the Minnesota Department of Health determined no further action was necessary in regard to possible exposure.

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Prior to being informed of the diagnosis, the fire department took a number of steps to limit exposure of the virus to other firefighters and the public such as cleaning and disinfecting the stations twice a day, or more as needed, wearing face masks in public and in the fire station common areas, decontaminating equipment after all incidents, and participating in social distancing practices.

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