|Pandemic EMS Planning|
Click here for the Centers for Disease Control website for continuous updates and important information.
Click here for the Virginia Dept of Health's website link with important information for ALL EMS providers.
The purpose of this guide is to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system responders and their organizations with a practical resource to infection recognition and prevention in the EMS environment. This guide contains current information, recommendations, regulations, resources, program examples, and forms to utilize in the EMS system responder setting.
Virginia has a strong public health system and is well prepared to address the current situation. For example, tracking mechanisms are in place to identify individuals who have traveled to areas where they may have come in contact with the virus. Also, our local health district is actively engaged in our response and we are working closely with their officials.
Virginia will continue to monitor this situation and will keep EMS providers informed.