First Responder COVID-19 Resources


   OhioHealth 24/7 EMS Hotline 

For routine needs, contact a hospital or ED EMS Coordinator:
For a list of EMS Coordinators, visit EMS Coordinators by Location.

For time-critical first responder, hospital, or ED needs,
contact EMS Operations On-Call:   
(614) 566-7377 • 566-RESQ

   OhioHealth First Responder Testing

EMS, Fire-Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Corrections Testing Hotline 
OhioHealth COVID-19 First Responder Testing 2020-07-12

   OhioHealth EMS Patient Test Result Notifications

OhioHealth COVID-19 EMS Patient Test Results Notifications 2020-04-09

    OhioHealth Regional Updates

Quarterly Webex Meeting for EMS, Fire, and other First Responder Agencies

Command Staff, Chief Officers, and Coordinators should contact Mark Huckaby to be added to the invite.

   OhioHealth Resources

Medical Director Recommendations | Dr. Eric Cortez
COVID-19 Medical Director Recommendations 2021-05-21

EMS PPE Assistance for Interfacility Transfers
EMS Interfacility PPE Assistance

Battelle PPE Recycling
EMS PPE Recycling Guidelines
Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System

EMS Podcasts
COVID-19 Part I
COVID-19 Part II

COVID-19 Toolbox

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

Call Centers




Latest Developments

Current Trends Dashboard

Risk Levels Guidelines

Public Health Advisory System

Cases in the US

Data Tracker


Ryan White Act Expanded to Include SAR-CoV-2

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine


Franklin County COVID Notifications

Local Health Districts

Find a Local Health District

Professional Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Resources for Pediatric COVID-19

American Heart Association
Resources for CPR Training and Emergency Care

COVID-10 Compendium

BLS and ACLS Guidance

Resuscitation Guidance

Oxygenation and Ventilation of the COVID-19 Patient

American Red Cross
COVID-19 Guidance

Plasma Donation from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Antibody Testing and Collection of Convalescent Plasma




COCA Updates | Emerging Health Threats and Public Health Emergencies

Isolation and Precautions Duration

COVIDView Key Updates

EMS Guidelines

Elastomeric Respirator Guidelines (Half-Face, Full-Face, etc.)

HCP Guidance and Risk Assessment

HCP Infection Prevention

HCP Testing Recommendations

Health Alert Network | Urgent Public Health Incidents

Isolation and Precautions Duration


Ambulance Services Center

Current Emergencies

Ambulance Transport Flexibility

EMTALA Flexibility

DEA Diversion Control | NHTSA

EMS Focus Webinar Series

Federal Government




Interagency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response (IAB)

JAMA Network

Equipment Cleaning and Disinfection

NENA |911

Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Ohio Department of Health

Responsible ReStart Ohio

Ohio Division of EMS

Ohio EMA


The Lancet

The New England Journal of Medicine

The Ohio Channel
Governor Dewine’s Press Conferences

US Fire Administration


Key Updates

ODH Recommended Options for Quarantine Following Possible COVID-19 Exposure

CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

State EMS Medical Director: The Surge in COVID-19 Cases

CDC Redefines Close Contact

COVID-19 testing of personnel providing non-urgent medical transportation for nursing home residents

EMS PPE Supply Estimator

Community Pop-Up Testing Locations

Administration of Vaccinations by Ohio EMS Providers

Ohio’s Executive Response: A Plan of Action to Advance Equity

COVID-19 Ohio Minority Health Strike Force Blueprint

HRTF SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Field Trauma Triage Principles

Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

ODH Public Awareness Campaign

It’s Up to All of Us
I Believe-Face Masks
I Believe-Social Distancing

COVID-19 Testing for First Responders

COVID-19 Update: Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio

UPDATED AHA Interim Guidance: Virtual Training Options during COVID-19 Outbreak

FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations Revising Which Types of Respirators Can Be Decontaminated for Reuse

CIDRAP Viewpoint Part 3: Smart Testing for COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies

Acute heart failure in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the context of global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

ODH Receives Federal Remsidavir Allocation

Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Children and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

SAMHSA Naloxone Use by FIrst Responders and Law Enforcement

Instructions for First Responders Who’ve Been Tested for COVID-19

Healthcare Staff Toolkit for Emotional Coping

Burnout, Self-Care & COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

Burnout, Self-Care & COVID-19 Exposure for Families of First Responders

Behavioral Health Resources for First Responders

2020-04-28   IAFF
Fire Fighter Resilience during COVID-19

2020-04-23 AHA Circulation Journal
Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

2020-04-22   IAFF
Coping with Grief during COVID-19

2020-04-22   ODH
COVID-19 Information on Non-Essential Procedures

2020-04-22   ODH
Updated COVID-19 testing guidance

2020-04-19   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Certificate Renewal & Cont. Education Relief

2020-04-17   CMS
See Ambulance Services FAQ beginning on Page 11 of the document, includes signature requirement flexibility during COVID-19 emergency
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

2020-04-16   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – N-95 Mask Decontamination Directive for Safety Partners

2020-04-15   Governor Dewine
2019 Novel Coronavirus – First Responder PPE

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Return to Duty Guidelines for Critical Infrastructure Workers

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Disposal of Waste from Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19 Infection and Airway PPE Conservation

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – EMS Response to Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing Facilities

2020-04-07   ODH
Guidance for Discontinuing Transmission-Based Precautions in COVID-19 Patients

2020-04-07   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – PPE Guidance for Firefighters & EMS

2020-04-04   ODH
Trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-03-29   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – K9 Resource FAQ Sheet

2020-04-08   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Reporting Possible COVID-19 Related Incidents in EMSIRS

2020-03-31   Ohio Division of EMS
Rapid COVID-19 Blood Tests and the Ohio EMS Scope of Practice

2020-03-24   Ohio Division of EMS
Guidance on Sharing Information with First Responders

2020-03-23   Ohio Division of EMS
Resource for Community Education and Empowerment

2020-03-23   Ohio Division of EMS
Patient Care Alternatives to Avoid Aerosol-Generating Procedures

2020-03-16   Ohio Division of EMS/National Academies of Science
Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response
Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers

2020-03   Ohio Division of EMS
Temporary Processes for Medical Transportation Providers

Ohio Division of EMS
Be Part of the Solution PSA

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