Oklahoma City (OK) Firefighter Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Test

The Oklahoma City Fire Department Thursday terminated a firefighter for declining to take a COVID-19 test in compliance with department policy.

Fire Department Corporal Jerimiah Hoffstatter, a nine-year veteran of the department, traveled to Louisiana as part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team in response to Hurricane Ida. The department required that he submit to a COVID-19 test upon returning, FOX 25 reported.

The department said Hoffstatter refused to be tested; he also refused a settlement offer to take time off. That resulted in his termination for insubordination. For more information visit Fox 25.

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