COVID-19 Resources for EMS

EMS, 911 and other public safety professionals play a vital role in the response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

As part of the federal response, NHTSA Office of EMS staff are part of the FEMA Healthcare Resiliency Task Force EMS/Prehospital Team and are helping lead a team focused on supporting State, local and tribal EMS and 911 systems.

The CDC maintains an up-to-date situational summary and has published guidance documents to help EMS, first responders and other healthcare providers fight the pandemic:



The EMS COVID Resource Reporting Tool provides a consistent, real-time method of reporting EMS PPE supply and personnel status, guaranteeing that local agency resource statuses are understood by state and national EMS leadership and their resource needs are being prioritized. Agencies are asked to complete the online form each week while also continuing to follow local and state procedures for reporting information and requesting resources.


The Office of EMS and FEMA Healthcare Resiliency Task Force are also maintaining a list of other Federal guidance and resources as well as sample policies and protocols from State and local agencies around the country.

Click here for a guide that describes many of the resources available and see below for links to the resources.

Last Updated: November 10, 2020


Federal Guidance & Resources


PPE and Infection Control