City of Independence, Missouri

City of Independence announces firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19

The City of Independence today confirmed a firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The City has notified impacted employees within the department and additional sanitization has taken place in the shared spaces of the impacted station. As of today there have been 1,100 positive cases in eastern Jackson County which includes the City of Independence.

“Today our thoughts are with this employee, their family and our employees,” City Manager Zach Walker said. “This employee is currently at home in self-isolation. We have taken every step to thoroughly clean any shared spaces this employee may have been in. All employees who may have come into contact with this individual have been notified and will now be in quarantine. We ask all of our citizens to wear a cloth face covering when in groups, regularly wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay home if you are ill to protect yourself and your family as we work to slow the spread of this disease.”

No further information will be shared about this employee. Citizens can find the latest information regarding the City’s response to COVID-19 at