Monday, March 2, 2020
25 firefighters and two police officers in Washington state were placed under quarantine “
News broke over the weekend that 25 firefighters and two police officers in Washington state were placed under quarantine “out of an abundance of caution” due to a COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak at a care facility.
The exposure of prehospital care providers in the U.S. was inevitable, and in the days and weeks ahead, we are certain to receive additional reports of first responders exposed to patients known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19. In today’s newsletter, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief Greg Friese offers key takeaways on the first responder COVID-19 quarantine.