The United States and the world are being confronted with the worst pandemic in modern history. In the normal spirit of EMS, we are called to the front lines risking our personal safety to provide life-saving skills for our individual communities. In this time of darkness, we are the light for many who suffer from every day injuries and illness, as well as COVID-19.
During this time of tribulation and personal sacrifice, we are hoping to obtain a simple message and logo that can be used as a reference point of inspiration for EMS, our first responders, and our community.
Can an EMS Provider Work during COVID-19? That is the number one question as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EHSF would like to provide guidance for EMS agencies regarding screening of providers and management of personnel surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Each EMS agency is encouraged to develop their own polices and should consider consultation with their EMS agency medical director. Screening of EMS Providers should occur for all personnel regardless of patient contact given community spread of COVID-19 is present.
The EHSF staff continues to closely monitor and respond to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges. We take great care to align all recommendations from our office with state and federal guidance and resources. We are attempting to communicate frequently, while also making every attempt to reduce redundant communications We are involved in daily conference calls, and willprovide a weekly summary update for all stakeholders.