WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem firefighter tested positive for COVID-19.
The firefighter was exposed to COVID-19 off-duty. The Winston-Salem Fire Department said 19 firefighters are self- quarantining at home awaiting test results.
They also said Station 5 on Palmer Lane was closed for deep cleaning by a commercial cleaning company. Engine 5 and Ladder 5 were also out of service for part of Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
Winston-Salem fire said the infected firefighter passed the pre-shift screening process and began feeling ill the day after their scheduled shift.