Seven Salem firefighters were in quarantine because they might have been exposed to COVID-19, reports WMUR 9.
Four of the firefighters have been cleared to return to work after tests came back negative. Three others are still self-isolating.
The fire chief, who is also the town’s director of emergency management, said crews have been on 34 calls where firefighters could have been exposed to COVID-19. He said that firefighters “just weren’t able to maintain that physical distancing right off and get their protective equipment put in place.”