|Memo to the Community Regarding Coronavirus|
|By Deputy Chief Denise Gluck|
|March 14, 2020|
To the residents of the Wading River Fire District-
The Chiefs, Commissioners, and Members of the Wading River Fire Department are dedicated to providing fire, rescue, and emergency services to the residents of our district. As you all know, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused much concern in our area. We want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-bring of our residents.
In an attempt to help protect our medical providers and firefighters, we ask that if you must call 911 for any reason, please let them know if you are experiencing any cough, fever, or flu-like symptoms, have had any recent travel out of the country, or have been in contact with any sick individuals.
Please expect that our members will ask you these questions when we first encounter you and will take any necessary protective measures (such as wearing a mask and gown) if needed based on your responses.
We remain dedicated to caring for the members of our community and urge you to visit the following websites for updated information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NY State Department of Health