Mecklenburg County EMS Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — MEDIC says a Mecklenburg County EMS worker has tested positive for the coronavirus.

MEDIC says they were informed on April 1st that one of their field care providers tested positive and is at home in isolation.  Officials say the source of the positive test is unknown, and that the provider did not transport any patient who tested positive to date, according to a news release.

MEDIC says all guidelines put forth by the CDC are in place to protect the safety of their employees and patients.

Jeff Keith, the Deputy Director of MEDIC, sent the following statement to WCCB:

We will be actively supporting this individual along the way and they, and their friends and family are in our thoughts.  Though this was a seemingly inevitable situation with what frontline emergency medical professionals are facing during this global pandemic, we would like to take this opportunity to emphasize how grateful we and the community are for our employees who put themselves at risk every day.