Covid-19: CDC Guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.  The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults.

Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. Here, in Pennsylvania, we are continuing to see those numbers increase due to a variety of reasons. As EMS Providers caring for a COVID-19 patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infectious control procedures.

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies
Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-1

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