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Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher statement about positive COVID test results after town testing

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A message from Chief Kevin Gallagher:

“We just completed a six-hour Covid testing clinic which, for the first time, utilized rapid tests. A total of 530 Acushnet residents participated. A total of 15 new cases in Acushnet were identified.

“Those who tested positive received a call from me informing them of their results. That was tough to do. Almost all were caught by surprise. All mentioned that they will now do the right thing and quarantine.

“Texts went out to all those that tested negative. If by chance the text failed to connect please know that if we didn’t connect you tested negative. We apologize for the few hours it took to send the initial round of texts. We serviced a large number of people with a core group of extraordinary staff.

“Tomorrow, I will be thankful for my health, that of my family and friends as well as the 515 Acushnet residents who tested negative for Covid today.

“And I will say a prayer for the 15 residents who didn’t”. -Kevin.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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