Just before 3 p.m., a woman had a horse accident on the fitness trail in the Shelter Cove area. The woman reportedly had a possible broken leg.
She was taken to the hospital.
According to Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for Shelter Cove Fire, earlier the department had dealt with a person with flu-like symptoms and that meant that “everyone in contact with the patient and our ambulance are considered contaminated.”
This is the new normal with COVID-19 explained Antony. “Everyone is gowned with masks [including] Gloves and protective goggles,” she told us. “After the call—-All responders have to change clothes. The ambulance has to be decontaminated “from top to bottom” before it can be used again. “So for a while they are all out of service,” Antony said. “This is protocol for everybody with flu-like symptoms.”
Luckily, they were back in service before the woman had the accident on the horse.
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