Update regarding positive confirmation of COVID19 test with 911 Center employee.
On July 7, 2020, the Billings Fire Department reported one staff member in the 911 Center was confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19. A contact investigation was conducted by RiverStone Health to determine the extent of possible transmission to other City employees at the 911 Center. The contracting of this virus did not take place at the 911 Center. This employee is currently in quarantine at their residence under the advice of a health care provider. No further quarantine measures are needed for additional 911 Center employees, at this time. This positive test will not disrupt any 911 Center services to the public and the vacancy caused by the quarantining of this individual will be filled by qualified 911 Center staff members. The BFD has proactively prepared for the eventuality of a staff member contracting COVID-19 since the onset of this virus in our community. The BFD will continue to monitor staff, adhere to all enhanced safety implementations, and follow all CDC guidelines to maintain a healthy workforce. Restricted access to the 911 Center will remain in effect.