Searsport Ambulance Service reassured the town in a Facebook post dated Nov. 5 that none of the staff at the service have COVID-19.

“There is a rumor going around that some members of the ambulance service have COVID,” the post reads. “This is absolutely false.”

Searsport Town Manager James Gillway said one of the selectmen received a call from an older resident, wondering if there were four crew members who tested positive for COVID-19.

“This is not true,” he said, and added he asked the ambulance service to post the message on its Facebook page.

“We don’t want people afraid of using the ambulance,” Gillway said.

“In an ambulance,” he said, “they are always transporting someone who is sick.” They are professional and take the mandated protocols seriously, Gillway said.

The ambulance service said in the post, that it has very defined policies for monitoring and quarantining any members who have been exposed to potential COVID cases.

“We work diligently to ensure that all of our members, their families, and our patients are safe,” the post read.

Gillway said currently one town employee is home as a precaution because their spouse was exposed to someone with the virus.

“We are being overly cautious,” he said.