Coronavirus in Ohio: Circleville police set up decontamination station for first responders

  • Source: The Columbus Dispatch
  • Published: 04/21/2020 12:00 AM

Pickaway County first responders now can have peace of mind about preventing the spread of COVID-19, thanks to the county’s new decontamination station. The makeshift, multiroom station is set up at the Circleville Police Department. The whole setup cost a few hundred dollars to make from items at a hardware store. The decontamination station is available for use by all Pickaway County first responders, including those at the sheriff’s office and volunteer fire departments, said Circleville Police Sgt. Phil Roar. “Our focus has been to stop the spread, and on the safety of our families,” Roar said. First responders who are exposed to someone who is suspected of or confirmed as having the novel coronavirus may come as soon as possible to the police department, Roar said. Officers trained in decontamination will clean their vehicle twice with medical-grade disinfectant.


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