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First responders asking 9-1-1 callers to disclose flu-like symptoms

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:19:41-04

First responders are asking 9-1-1 callers to identify flu-like symptoms in an effort to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granite Shoals Fire Rescue asked people who call 9-1-1 for any reason to tell the dispatcher if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

"We ask that you please be truthful so you can help us help you and be there for the next person in need," the Facebook post said.

Brazos County first responders previously released a joint statement on the protocol changes they were taking to stay safe.

"This will result in the call-taker asking additional questions to ensure safety protocols are utilized for COVID-19 to minimize virus spread and serve citizens in the safest way possible," their statement said.