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Two at Schenectady's Mohawk Ambulance test positive for COVID-19; Patients being contacted, service says

Two at Schenectady's Mohawk Ambulance test positive for COVID-19; Patients being contacted, service says

Two at Schenectady's Mohawk Ambulance test positive for COVID-19; Patients being contacted, service says
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SCHENECTADY - Two field employees at Schenectady's Mohawk Ambulance Service have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

The employees are now quarantined and receiving medical treatment and several other employees known to have had contact with the two who tested positive have been placed under isolation as a precaution.

"We are now working in conjunction with Department of Health to contact patients who were treated by these employees and providing them with precautionary directions and resource contacts," a Mohawk Ambulance release reads. "The health and safety of our employees, our patients and their families continues to remain our highest priority."

The service is continuing frequent cleaning and sterilization activities, including of all medical equipment and vehicles.

Despite the two positives and the isolations, the service continues to operate at full capacity on all shifts, the company said.

Mohawk is also taking additional precautions in accordance with state guidelines, the company said. Amond those precautions: UV-C Air and Surface Disinfection fixtures; Mandatory health screenings for employees before and after shifts; Increased decontamination and biohazard training; Rigorous COVID-19 persons under investigation patient tracking and monitoring and reduction of the use of high-risk interventions.

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