Medical emergency response during COVID-19
Response to medical emergencies has been adjusted to protect you and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have a need for emergency medical response, first responders may be acting differently than in the past. Rest assured, if you call 911 with a medical emergency, first responders will be sent to assist you.
As the first responders approach you, they may stop about six feet away and ask you questions about your medical issue, your symptoms and when they began. If you have flu symptoms, need immediate assistance or are unable to communicate, the first responders will wear a mask, face shield, glasses or goggles, and exam gloves.