One and only one person does the initial approach and
evaluation of anyone on-scene and stay 6 feet away. Wear at
least an N95 mask and gloves if you must approach anyone.
If it is not a medical emergency, avoid near contact with
Ask at the door and 6 feet away (unless
there is an immediate life threat):
Symptoms: Do you or anyone in this home have a fever or
respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of
Contacts: Have you or anyone in this home, or have
close contact with, been exposed to, or traveled somewhere known to have
person-to-person spread of the COVID-19 virus within the
last 14 days.
Tested Positive: Have you or anyone in this home
contracted, tested positive, or been in contact with
someone who has contracted or tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
If any answers are yes,
Do not enter unless there is a life
treating emergency. If it is a medical call, wait for the
Notify Dispatch that the site is COVID-19 active, and advise other personnel to
use Personnel Protective Equipment.
Use a regular face mask on any patient or other person exposed
to the Corona virus.
If you must enter or closely help the ambulance
staff, use the full Standard Precautions Kit (Gown, Gloves,
Mask, Eye Protection, Shoe Covers).
Afterward, wash your
hands and clothes including shoes and socks.
We have plenty of gloves and N95 masks (Attack truck driver's side
pocket and Red Bag). There are full, Standard Precautions Kits in the
Attack truck medical bay.
Regular (Yellow) masks are for COVID-19 contaminated persons are in the upper shelf of the Attack
Truck medical bay and
some in the Red Bag. Place mask with soft metal band edge up, and stretch straps over the ears.
Mold the soft metal band edge to form a seal around the bridge of