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This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Protecting essential workers who engage in local and regional parcel delivery should be a priority so that they can continue to provide goods and services without getting sick or spreading the infection to their communities.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.

This guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, applies to all first respondersi, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services (EMS), and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. View the factshhet, here.

EMS Corornavirus Information and Checklist

 

Workers and employers involved in EMS or other medical transport operations will likely need to adopt guidelines for the mobile work environment. That may mean relying on personal protective equipment (PPE)such as respirators to protect workers when the use of isolation rooms or other isolation mechanisms are not practical and when the staff has potentially prolonged, close contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in transit. View the information and checklist, here.

 

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