Firefighters Return to Duty

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Four firefighters placed in quarantine on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 have been released following a negative COVID-19 test result for a pediatric patient.  

Firefighters treated and transported an infant to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Officials at Driscoll advised the infant fit the criteria for COVID-19 testing. Out of an abundance of caution the four firefighters were quarantined pending the patient’s test result. 

Fire Department personnel have been advised the infant’s COVID-19 test result has returned negative. All firefighters will return to regular duty for their next shift on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

The City of Corpus Christi is committed to ensuring the safety of first responders and will take necessary action to protect personnel, their families, and the community.