Information for First Responders
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States - Guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work.
Model Protocols for COVID-19: Firefighter/EMS Response and Exposures - Protocols from the Connecticut Fire Academy to minimize exposure and transmission of COVID-19.
EMS Infectious Disease Playbook - Information on EMS response to infectious diseases.
COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities - The HHS Office for Civil Rights has issued guidance on how covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) about an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.