Information for First Responders

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DSHS has compiled the following recommendations for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, first responders, and local jurisdictions in response to COVID‑19:

First responders, EMS systems, and law enforcement personnel can also find guidance for the COVID‑19 response from the CDC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Interagency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response:

Note: DSHS is seeking approval for waivers of certain DSHS program requirements in response to COVID‑19. Check the DSHS‑Related Waivers page for a current listing of active waivers.


This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated May 12, 2020