Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

Last week, HBF announced that several of our personnel were exposed to an asymptomatic patient who was hospitalized, became symptomatic, and later tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in some personnel being quarantined for 14 days.

Today, we are happy to announce that all our quarantined personnel have tested negative for COVID 19 and will be returning to work next week.

We are grateful for this positive outcome, but this incident underlines the importance of abiding by the guidance of the County Health Officer and working together as a community to flatten the curve of this virus. As first responders, your Humboldt Bay Firefighters remain on the front lines and potentially at risk. Please continue to stay at home for us so we can stay at work for you.

Questions or Concerns about COVID-19? Contact the County of Humboldt’s Joint Information Center (JIC) at 707-441-5000 or email Humboldt Bay Fire, the City of Eureka, and the County of Humboldt will continue to evaluate the threat of COVID-19 to our community and provide updates as warranted. We remain committed to the safety of our community, and we will get through this together. Please help us by staying home. Together, we can flatten the curve.