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COVID-19

Medstar’s clinical teams are informed and prepared for any potentially infectious disease patient we may encounter. We are closely engaged with all public health and local healthcare leadership, as well as local and state EMS oversight bodies concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

We are following all local, state, and federal COVID-19 protocols including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Guidance for EMS. This includes their extended and limited reuse of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (i.e., masks) guidelines. 

Medstar EMTs and Paramedics

Information for the Media

Media inquries regarding the pandemic response, treatment, and/or Medstar personnel should be sent to Anne Hein at ahein@medstarambulance.org or 586-980-1043. 

You can also visit our News page to see recent coverage.  

UV Sterilization
UV Sterilization Device Inside a Medstar Ambulance

Medstar’s UV Sterilization Process

Medstar is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and has UV sterilization available for ambulance and equipment used to transport a patient meeting screening criteria for the virus. UV sterilization has been proven to be the most effective mechanism to kill viruses on surfaces.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Medstar is offering the use of its UV sterilization equipment to police, fire, and other EMS agencies throughout the Medstar service area.

Medstar’s UV decontamination process was featured on WNEM TV 5 News and WLNS 6 News and in The Macomb Daily

MDHHS Resource for First Responders

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) put together this kit to help first responders during the pandemic. It has information and resources about physical and mental health, as well as other important topics such as child care. 

Screening & Testing

If you have questions about COVID-19, the state of Michigan set up a hotline. That number is 888-535-6136. You can also email covid19@michigan.gov.  

If you think you may have COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Here is the CDC COVID-19 Self-CheckerIf you have severe or life-threatening symptoms, call 911.

Here is a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Michigan. Note: You may need to be pre-screened, have an appointment, or call first. Check with the facility beforehand. 

Additional Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Guidance for EMS

The CDC Persons Under Investigation (PUI) Assessment Instructions

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 Information

Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) COVID-19 Information

Wayne County COVID-19 Information

Macomb County COVID-19 Information

Henry Ford Coronavirus 101: Your Questions Answered

 

 

Michigan map is courtesy of Bridge Magazine

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases

 

Latest COVID-19 Information From the CDC