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VACCINATIONS FOR EMS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS

PHASE-1 ELIGIBILITY

PROCESS TO REQUEST VACCINE

December 15, 2020 the AZ DHS, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services should have sent those currently certified through them a letter explaining information on the vaccine that is currently slated for Healthcare and EMS Providers.  You may read the letter to the left of this article for more information and links.

Included are steps and links to begin this process

Step 1: Sign into your account at AZ DHS

Step 2: Select your message regarding EMS Stakeholders

Step 3: Click on the "Attachment"

Step 5: You will need to be Pre-Screened. The next link will take you to this process.

Step 6: Complete the Pre-Screen form. If your agency is not listed, select the top option "OTHER". Complete all boxes, especially those with the red asterisks.

Step 7: Submit the Pre-Screen Questionaire. You will receive a notification if you are eligible or not. Follow the information from the response to learn more on what your next steps may be.

Completing the Pre-Screen does not obligate you to receive the vaccine.

AZ DHS LETTER TO EMS & HEALTHCARE

Getting the Vaccine does not mean you no longer need a mask or follow all other CDC and local guidelines. Be sure you do your part to continue keeping you and others safe.

More COVID-19 EMS and 911 Resources

Arizona Health Department Announces Vaccine Rollout

December 4, 2020

Today We Are One Day Closer

Arizona Testing Locations

Testing sites are now listed for anyone who thinks they were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or experiencing some of the signs and symptoms.

ARIZONA COVID UPDATE INFORMATION

Get up-to-date information in this section to keep up with stats, progress, and local updates.  Updates on this page are ongoing.

This section may change resources and site information routinely.

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

See the bottom of this page for more details, links and U-tube videos to assist you.

Up-To-Date Coronavirus Map for around the U.S.

December 8, 2020 - Watch how Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is being distributed across the U.S

December 15, 2020 - U.S. COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 as vaccine rolls out

More updates to be added as the pandemic continues.

Back to the basics

SPREAD THE WORD NOT THE VIRUS

EDUCATION

March 13, 2020 - NREMT Extends Recertification Deadline and Modifies Requirements

Columbus OH — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians today announced two important modifications to the current recertification cycle for Nationally Registered EMS personnel.

The National Registry’s Board of Directors approved a motion extending the current recertification deadline from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Additionally, for Registrants due to recertify March 31, 2020 Distributive Education (DE) limitations will be removed. This allows all continuing education to be accomplished outside of classrooms.

“Given the dynamic nature of this global pandemic, the focus of our nation’s EMS personnel should remain on personal well-being, patient safety and supporting their communities in need,” said Bill Seifarth, Executive Director of the National Registry.

Summary of modifications

  • All certifications with an expiration date of March 31, 2020 will remain valid until June 30, 2020.
  • The current recertification deadline of March 31, 2020 extended to June 30, 2020.
  • There will be no late fees for submissions after March 31, 2020.
  • The Distributive Education (DE) limits will be waived for the remainder of this recertification cycle. However, if you need to take advantage of this new option, it will take time for our software to be modified.

March 26, 2020: NREMT Provisional Certification Information

The NREMT has issued new COVID-19 National EMS Certification Information for those who have completed the course and still needing to complete their psychomotor examination.

Oxygenation and Ventilation of COVID-19 Patients

During the course of the pandemic, the AHA has provided new supportive and management information for airways and ventilation. Click on the link for more information.

AHA: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID19 Outbreak

AHA Provider Cards will be valid for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date.

Public Safety Group is offering 25% off CE's

PSG is now offering 25% off the annual fee for Continuing Education courses that can fulfill ALL NREMT recertification requirements.  

Coupon Code: 20RECERT25

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

There are a variety of loans, grants, and loan forgiveness programs currently being offered to help those who have lost their jobs or have reduced hours if you are self-employed or an independent contractor.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

NOTICE: Some information on the U-tube video may be outdated, as far as some steps are concerned.  Additional links below will hopefully help get your where it is needed.

Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP)

Additional Funding Phase 3.5 Signed in APR 24

Most of these loans need to be processed with your current banking institution. Look on their websites for information on how to apply through them.

UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY

If you have lost your job or have significantly reduced hours, you may be eligible for unemployment.

With the new stimulus packages that have been approved, it now includes the 1099-Contractor.  If you have been affected by the Coronavirus and do not have other income you might want to try and apply here for some compensation.  If you are active within EMS or another job than this probably is not for you.  Click the link to the left to take you to the application. 

All of us at ArizonaEMS.com and MedStar Solutions would like to take a moment to acknowledge our first responders and medical professionals that continue to protect and serve our communities. To those on the frontline and to their families that support them, we thank you for your continued service.

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