Five members of the same EMS Station in Astoria, Queens are suspected to have contracted COVID-19 and are currently on medical leave, according to the FDNY. 

The department has not confirmed that those members have tested positive, but it did say that it's closely monitoring the situation. 

To contain the possible spread of the virus, the FDNY says that contact tracing and testing is underway at EMS Station 49, at 25-3 Hoyt Avenue. 

The department says the following efforts have been implemented to prevent outbreaks at stations across the five boroughs, including providing PPE, sanitizer and training. 

COVID-19 medical leave for members of the fire department and EMS is currently below three percent, and has been for months, according to the fire department. At the height of the pandemic in New York City, overall EMS medical leave was as high as 25 percent.

Since March, more than 5,000 members of the FDNY have been diagnosed with COVID-19.