RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Four Jan Care Ambulance employees are quarantined after accidentally being exposed to a patient with coronavirus.
Director of Operations Paul Seamann says the incident happened earlier this week when the four were transporting a patient for an unrelated medical purpose. In less than 48 hours, the patient started showing symptoms, was tested and diagnosed with COVID-19.
The four employees exposed are quarantined at home for the 14 days following the incident.
“They need to stay the safe distances from families and some of them made different temporary living arrangements,” said Seamann. “Everyone that’s in EMS healthcare, we all have [families.] They’ve had to make some personal decisions about how are we going to keep everyone safe during this time.”
So far, the four are doing well and are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus.