Tag: First Responders

COVID-19 Surge Stretches First Responders Thin

April 8, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 9, 2020

This MedPage Today article discusses the rising call volume, sick leave, and lack of PPE straining front-line workers.

Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the U.S.

April 6, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers

Last modified April 6, 2020

This guidance from the CDC applies to 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 during their work.

PPE Burn Rate Calculator

April 6, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 9, 2020

This PPE burn rate calculator from the CDC is a spreadsheet-based model that provides information for healthcare facilities to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to COVID-19.