Several first responders are answering the call this week for the Albemarle Fire Department.
According to Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris, the department has confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees. Employees impacted by the virus are off duty and will return to work once cleared by health officials.
AFD has implemented sanitation and decontamination protocols for their stations and equipment to help prevent the spread, Ferris added.
The city manager said response times should not be impacted at all three stations with them being staffed and in service.
“In order to maintain appropriate staffing levels and response timeframes, AFD will be utilizing the assistance of other fire department agencies,” Ferris said in a statement to WCNC Charlotte on Monday.