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COVID-19 State Protocols and Resources

Below are resources to help EMS practitioners protect themselves and their patients against the Coronavirus. For additional questions and resources, contact us at

State Protocols and Resources:




Policy  COVID-19: Workers' Compensation 

NCSL’s breakdown of Worker’s Compensation regarding COVID-19 and states’ coverage.

COVID-19 Updates and Monoclonal Antibodies 

Why EMS should give monoclonal antibodies as Pre and Post COVID-19 Exposure Prophylaxis.


COVID-19: Recommendations for 911 Public Safety Answering Points

Infographic: Emergency Medical Dispatch Protocol for COVID-19


COVID-19: Emergency Medical Services Non-Transport Guidance

Infographic: How to identify patients that are safe to assess and not transport to a hospital during widespread cases of confirmed COVID-19 patients.


Coronavirus Screening Protocols

Implementation of temporary measures to effectively screen 9-1-1 calls for the protection of emergency response personnel and the public.


EMS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Treat in Place COVID 19 Programs 
New York Patients Not Transported by EMS

Information Handout for Patients Not Transported by Emergency Medical Services

New York

EMS Viral Pandemic Triage Protocol

Infographic for influenza pandemic triage
New York COVID-19 EMS Practitioner Guidance Interim guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) practitioners regarding the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
New York Guidance on Protection of Responders by County Emergency Managers, County EMS Coordinators, PSAPs Guidance to County Emergency Managers, County EMS Coordinators, and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) on general considerations and the protection of responders
New York Policy on Provider Exposure Policy statement addressing agencies that provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS Agencies) and staff exposure to COVID19 patients.
New York Policy on Response to Patients with Respiratory Issues Policy statement addressing emergency medical services (EMS) as related to response to patients with respiratory issues including but not limited to fever, cough and respiratory distress
North Dakota Executive Order on Workforce Insurance

Executive Order extending WSI coverage to first responders who contract COVID-19

South Carolina SCEMSA Position Statement on Potential Effects of Prior Authorization during COVID 19 Position Statement Regarding the Potential Effects of Prior Authorization to South Carolina's Ambulance Readiness Posture during COVID-19
Community Release - MedStar EMS System Modifying Patient Referral Procedures v3  Guidance for navigating patients to the most appropriate resources for their medical care.
Medical Directive - 2003004 - COVID-19 Pandemic – Non-transport and Refe...  Guidance for evaluation, non-transport, and referral of low acuity patients with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 
 MedStar Handout-COVID-19 Home care instructions
QA Memo - 2003001 - COVID-19 Non-transport and Referral  COVID-19 Non-transport and Referral