Numerous ambulances were called to transport six residents from an assisted living facility in Fox Lake who were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms Saturday evening.
The Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded around 5:20 p.m. Saturday to The Cottages of Fox Lake, 16 Lilac Avenue in Fox Lake, for a report of a sick person.
While the first ambulance was responding, dispatch received reports that there were a total of six residents needing transportation to the hospital, according to the Fox Lake Fire Protection District.
Paramedics arrived and facility staff stated the six residents were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The sick residents were isolated from other residents within the facility, the department said.
The facility physician wanted all six of the residents to be transported to the hospital.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring four more ambulances to the scene.
All six residents were transported to area hospitals for further evaluation.
Two of the patients were transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry, two were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and two were transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
The department said that all six patients were stabilized but their conditions were not released.
The Fox Lake Fire Protection District was assisted with ambulances from the Round Lake, Grayslake, Lake Villa and Spring Grove fire departments.
The Richmond, Woodstock and McHenry fire departments covered Fox Lake fire stations during the incident.