While the number of Detroit cops under quarantine is in the hundreds, only 21 of their counterparts in the Fire Department have been ordered to stay home because of the COVID-19 virus.
"We've had zero positive tests," Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said. "We have tests pending, and things are rapidly changing, but so far nobody has tested positive." Jones said 21 firefighters and emergency medical technicians are "off work in some form of quarantine, isolation or home medical monitoring, and we have 50 or so who are at work under medical monitoring.
"The reason our numbers are so low is, daily our men and women deal with airborne and blood-borne pathogens, so we already have all the personal protection equipment," Jones said.