Since the Federal government has declared the national state of emergency concerning Covid-19 to be over, we no longer require masks in our facilities. Any PT that exhibits signs or symptoms of coronavirus, including coughing or loss of taste or smell, etc. will have a mask placed over their nose and mouth as our crew sees fit.
As most are aware, there was a state of emergency in place in the United States, enacted by President Donald J. Trump, which has released emergency funding for hard hit areas. This virus spreads rapidly, and is VERY contagious. People can be contagious with no symptoms for up to 14 days and be spreading it to others. It was recommended to avoid places with crowds over 10 people unless it is a TRUE necessity.
The CDC government website is the best place to go and get the most up to date information in regards to this new virus, and offers best practices to follow.
Another section of the CDC government website, found HERE, offers information for the EMS worker and 911 workers in regard to current recommendations and guidance as to how to best handle this crisis.
CDC website for info about symptoms and testing.
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