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Special Edition: What EMS and 911 Need to Know About COVID-19

The NHTSA Office of EMS hosted a special edition of EMS Focus, a Federal webinar series, to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has now infected thousands of people worldwide. Representatives of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) were invited to participate on the webinar panel.

The speakers updated EMS and 911 personnel on the latest guidance for first responders who may take 911 calls or treat patients with potential COVID-19 infections, what PPE is required for responding to these patients and recommendations for transporting and treating people possibly infected with COVID-19. The webinar was moderated by Jon Krohmer, MD, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS.

CAPT Lisa Delaney, MS, CIH, Associate Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Jonathan Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Director of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Director of NHTSA Office of EMS