Upon reviewing the September 10, 2020 release of updated CDC guidance for Healthcare Providers (HCP), it really has not changed that much. The main components are related to definitions of exposures and distinctions between vaccinated and unvaccinated EMS Personnel. In summary, to avoid a defined work related exposure, all patients should have a mask in place (source control) and the recommended PPE for EMS is an N95 and eye protection in high transmission areas. A surgical mask and eye protection can be used, if N95 makss are not available. The full PPE requirement for aerosol generating procedures is still in place.
Another component is exposures to vaccinated vs. unvaccinated EMS Personnel. Work restrictions are not necessary for asymptomatic HCP who have recovered from COVID in the last 90 days or asymptomatic fully vaccinated HCP, unless they develop symptoms. Feel free to contact the EMS Office with any questions.
Updated HCP COVID Exposure Guidance.pdf
Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 | CDC
Microsoft Word - B-36 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (sirems.com)