The Associated Press
A firefighter tested positive for the coronavirus in the town of East Greenwich and eight of the force’s 33 firefighters are quarantined, officials said.
A union representing the firefighters said in a Facebook post that the “remaining limited staff will remain on duty 24/7″ to cover for the quarantined firefighters and three other vacancies in the department.
A member of the town’s IT department is also quarantined because they had contact with the firefighter who tested positive, town manager Andrew Nota told The Providence Journal.
Rhode Island reported 11 new coronavirus deaths Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 608. The state also added 116 new positive cases, for a total of more than 14,000.