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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

SJCEMSA has implemented emergency operations to assist acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, surgery centers, home health, hospice and emergency responders in an aggressive public health response to protect and care for the residents and visitors of San Joaquin County in the face of this emerging health risk. We are working directly with the State of California EMS Authority, California Department of Public Health, and the Regional Disaster Medical Health Mutual Aid System to process resource requests to maintain the ability of the EMS system and our healthcare coalition partners to deliver needed care and treatment to patients. We are also working closely with the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services and the San Joaquin County Health Care Services Agency and other federal, state, and local partners to monitor and coordinate the local medical health response to the outbreak of the virus.


SJREADY

Click here for current public information on the COVID-19 vaccine and community COVID-19 updates.


PRESS RELEASE

To view the most recent press release regarding San Joaquin County COVID-19 hospitalization data, click here.


HOSPITALIZATION TRACKING


RESOURCE REQUESTS

PPE Request Memo

How to Request Med Health PPE in WebEOC

Non Healthcare Coalition Members: How to Request Med Health PPE

PPE Resource Request Questionnaire


HELPFUL LINKS AND VIDEOS

The State of California has launched a one-stop website for information on the COVID-19 outbreak, including links to services and information.

See here for the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus information.

See here for California Department of Public Health COVID-19 updates.

See here for San Joaquin County Public Health COVID-19 updates.


LATEST COVID-19 EMS POLICY MEMORANDUMS

June 17, 2021 - Rescinded San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) Policy Memorandums

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind the following SJCEMSA policy memorandums:

1. No. 2019-02, Treatment of Stroke Patients with RACE Scores Greater than or Equal to 5;
2. No. 2019-07, Paramedic Accreditation Field Evaluation;
3. No. 2020-13, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hospital Surge Implementation.

To view the complete memorandum, click here.

June 17, 2021 - Rescission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Call Screening

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind the direction on emergency medical dispatch (EMD) call screening regarding COVID-19. This memorandum supersedes Policy Memorandum No. 2020-12 (Revised) issued May 26, 2020, addressing EMD call screening using the Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS) Tool. To view the complete memorandum, click here.

April 30, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-05 Update, Rescinded Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind listed SJCEMSA Policy memorandums. To view the memorandum, click here.

April 30, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-04 (Revised v.6), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily ACF Bed Polling

The purpose of this memorandum is to direct all San Joaquin County Acute Care Facilities (ACF) to submit a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bed Poll Spreadsheet to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) each day by no later than 11:00 AM. SJCEMSA will summarize the information collected and issue a report to authorized users for situational awareness and advanced planning for the current public health emergency. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

March 26, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2020-19 (Revised v.5), Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Personnel Applicants

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify all prehospital care providers of changes to requirements for EMS personnel whose certification, accreditation, or authorization is set to expire during the current COVID-19 pandemic and for changes to requirements for initial applicants. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

February 3, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-03, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

The purpose of this memorandum is to approve San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) certified EMTs who are affiliated with authorized San Joaquin County providers to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs approved by San Joaquin County Public Health Services and enrolled in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program (CalVax). To view the memorandum, click here.

January 26, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-02, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Paramedics

The purpose of this memorandum is to approve San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) accredited paramedics to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs approved by San Joaquin County Public Health Services and enrolled in the California Covid-19 Vaccination Program (CalVax). To view the memorandum, click here.

January 12, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-01 (Revised), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Authorization for General Acute Care Hospitals to Employ and Use Prehospital Care Personnel

The purpose of this memorandum is to authorize all licensed general acute care hospitals in San Joaquin County to employ and use paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) as healthcare personnel as specified in this policy memo. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

June 25, 2020 – Rescinded EMS Policy Memorandums

Several EMS Policy Memorandums are being rescinded effective today, June 25, 2020.

2020-14, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extension of 45 Day Public Comment on SJCEMSA Policy No. 4010 Public                Safety Agency Request for ALS Authorization
2020-15, Coronavirus (COVID-19) ALS Treatment Protocols and CQI Reports
2020-22, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contact Notification Process for Law Enforcement
2020-17, Revisions to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Waiver of Response Time Compliance Penalties
2020-25, Revisions to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Treatment Protocol
2020-30, Revisions to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Direction on Patient Destinations


Any questions regarding EMS Policies may be directed to Matthew Esposito, EMS Prehospital Care Coordinator at mesposito@sjgov.org.

June 24, 2020 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2020-31 (Revised), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Denial of Entry into Emergency Departments for Transfer of Patient Care

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide direction to ambulance personnel if a hospital prohibits or denies entry into the emergency department for the transfer of patient care. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

April 23, 2020 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2020-24, Coronavirus (COVID-19) High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Viral Filter

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform all prehospital care providers that the San Joaquin County EMS Agency approves the use of HEPA viral filters in the prehospital setting. To view the memorandum, click here.