COVID – 19

Please use the link below for the latest information from the Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Bureau of Emergency Preparedness & Response:

Below is information about, guidance for dealing with COVID-19 AND EMS system updates/ modifications due to COVID-19


Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

Contact of Asymptomatic People Exposed to COVID-19

Dispatch Considerations for COVID-19

Strategies for Optimizing PPE

PA Department of Health

EMSIB 2020-06 BLS Policy & Protocol Update

2020 BLS protocol Updates – 103 & 931

Cleaning EMS Transport Vehicles

EMSIB 2020-07 Alternate Pathway for Psychomotor Testing

EMSIB 2020-08 Extension to EMS Certification/Expiration Dates

PA-HAN-490 Update: Interim Infection Prevention & Control Recommendations

EMSIB-2020-11 Level 1 EMS Staffing Exceptions

EMSIB – 2020-14 COVID-19 Lapse of Registration Regulatory Exception

EMSIB – 2020-16 PPE Reminder

EMSIB – 2020-17 Temporary Statewide BLS Non-Transport of patients with suspected COVID-19

EMSIB – 2020-18 Cardiac Arrest Treatment by EMS in a patient with suspected COBID-19

Protocol 932 Non Transport of patients with suspected COVID-19

Protocol 932, Appendix 3 Recommended Home Care Instructions

The Bureau of EMS conducted a statewide conference call on 4/10/20 to discuss the COVID-19 epidemic. That call can be found under the announcement section of your dashboard by logging into your TRAIN PA account.


COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

EMS Infectious Disease Playbook

PA Dept. of Human Services

Provider Resources Page