COVID-19 Patient & EMS in Texas
TEMSA has a listserv that allows you to directly speak to other Texas EMS agencies. E-mail Bobby@txemsa.com to be added to the listserv.
Once you are a member of the listserv, you can send messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vaccine Distribution & EMS Agencies
Click here for the STRAC/Bexar County survey (11.17.20).
Click here for DSHS’s vaccine distribution plan.
January 2021 Update
Click here for an update on HHS reporting requirements.
July 2020 Update
Click here for DSHS’s dashboard, including hospitalizations by trauma service area.
Click here for details regarding new Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA (June 15).
Click here to view the PPP’s June 11 interim rule related to covered period, maturity date, and deferral period.
Click here to view the PPP’s June 16 update related to allowable uses of PPP.
Click here to view the PPP’s June 17 revised loan forgiveness application. It is limited to the self-employed and entities that did not reduce salaries by more than 25 percent. Click here to view the application.
Click here for the document referenced by Jeff Jarvis, MD on the medical director call:
Exposure Testing Return to Work Full – v2
DSHS Stakeholder Call – Thursday, July 23
U.S. Dept. of HHS PPE Call – Friday, July 24
Click here for a summary of Asbel Montes’ past webinars.
Novitas: Click here to view Gail Atnip’s follow-up document:
Novitas – 04.14.20 Follow-up
DSHS & STRAC’s Guidance
Click here to view DSHS’s EMS guidance for transporting suspected or known patients (5.12.20):
FINAL- EMS Transporting Patients Flowchart – V3.1
Click here to view STRAC’s “no transport” criteria:
STRAC – Regional No Transport Guideline_COVID-19 Final_3-20-20 (1)
Click here to view STRAC’s patient information:
STRAC – Coronavirus Information Pamplet_General Public_3-18-20 (1)
Click here to view STRAC’s patient information (Spanish):
SPANISH – Coronavirus Information Pamplet_General Public_3-18-20 (1)
Texas EMS Agencies
Click here to read how Texas EMS agencies are responding and their policies and procedures.
HHS Clinical Rounds
Click here to view replays of the clinical rounds.
Click here to view more.
Click here to read the CDC’s PPE recommendations.
Click here to view the Texas Medical Association’s PPE summary.
Click here to view the PPE burn rate indicator from HCEC:
Click here to read more from ems.gov.
CDC’s Symptom Self-Checker
Click here to view more.
Click here to view the FDA’s daily update.
Johns Hopkins Data Capture
Click here to view reported cases around the world.
Federal Government’s Response
Click here to view the federal government’s response.
State Government’s Response
Click here to view the state of Texas’ regulatory actions.
TEMSA’s Regulatory Requests
Click here to view TEMSA’s request for the state of Texas to temporarily increase Medicaid rates for Texas EMS agencies.
Click here to view TEMSA’s request for PPE to be distributed to EMS professionals:
EMS & PPE – 03.25.20
Click here to view TEMSA’s request to extend licensing for EMS agencies and professionals:
EMS Request – COVID-19 final
TEMSA Press Releases
Click here to view TEMSA’s press releases.
Economic Impact Survey
Ninety-one percent of Texas EMS agencies indicated that the pandemic has adversely affected their finances. Click here to learn more.
Click here to view an updated survey released on July 8, 2020.
Q&A With Dudley Wait of STRAC & Taylor Ratcliff, MD
Click here to view the interview from March 10, 2020.