The following flowchart has been adapted for use in our system. The local guidance is in the purple box at the bottom. A PDF version is attached.
If you suspect you are transporting a 2019-nCoV patient, choose your destination hospital according to standard protocol. There is no specially-designated destination hospital for this illness.
This “Wuhan” coronavirus may be getting a tremendous amount of coverage in the media now, but please don’t forget that it’s appropriate to put a mask on any patient that appears ill and is coughing, and to use PPE on yourself.
— Division Chief Kevin Lipscomb, NRP
— Regulation & Support Services
— Va Beach EMS Department