JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayor Lenny Curry released an announcement Friday night, announcing that 214 Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Division firefighters occupy self-quarantined, and 14 occupy examined particular for COVID-19.

The mayor posted on Twitter:

I’ve been carefully monitoring the health & security of our fire warring parties since Chief Powers first told me earlier this week that two had examined particular for COVID. Our skill to give protection to and abet the residents of Jacksonville is reliant on keeping our first responders healthy.

— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) June 27, 2020

Day after right this moment, he tweeted that the total fire division is being examined.

1. As I said closing night, our skill to give protection to and abet our residents is reliant on keeping our first responders healthy. This day we started the checking out of the total fire division. pic.twitter.com/ecXx1Qab74

— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) June 27, 2020

Per week prior to now, sources told News4Jax there had been 60 firefighters on self-quarantine.

In April, the Jacksonville City Council handed two emergency bills that allow dilapidated JFRD people and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Place of job police and corrections officers to come abet out of retirement to help acknowledge to the coronavirus disaster.

In accordance with a spokesperson for the mayor, firefighters are anticipated to open coming off quarantine in two days, and that retirees obtained’t be wanted at the present.

The spokesperson said that starting up straight, firefighters can occupy recent security protocols. They embody wearing masks at all instances and being socially distanced at shift adjustments, while ingesting and while slumbering.

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