EMS responders, law officials face new realities due to COVID-19

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When Kossuth County first responders report to the scene of an accident, battle a fire or arrive with an ambulance to help a patient, those who are being helped can expect to see a more cautious group of individuals.

“Our EMS providers, when they transport patients who have respiratory issues, we are concerned about their safety. The crews want to know, ‘are they COVID positive or not?’ and know that as soon as possible,” said Phil Albers, director of the countywide EMS. “We try to provide as much information as we can and as fast as we can. Tests are 48 to 72 hours before we get results back.”

Read the complete story in the June 18 Kossuth County Advance.

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