Massachusetts Department of Public Health. (2020). Emergency Measures Relating to EMS Due to COVID-19 Outbreak *.
This memo from 3/20/2020 is an example of statewide emergency measures to protect EMS personnel and first responders during the COVID-19 response. It updates statewide treatment protocols, allows ambulance transport to designated alternate sites on hospital grounds, clarifies the unprotected exposure protocol, updates the PSAP response, provides considerations for ambulance services, outlines post-transport cleaning, and addresses scene management, initial assessment, transport, treatment, and PPE for patients with a risk of COVID-19 infection.