Niagara EMS has six confirmed COVID-19 positive employees. The affected employees were tested between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The employees are now at home isolating and we wish them a quick recovery.
None of the employees were in the workplace while symptomatic or awaiting test results. Niagara Public Health is continuing contact tracing and no risk to the public has been identified.
Niagara EMS employs over 430 people consisting of paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, nurses, logistics support staff and administration. Paramedics wear masks and additional PPE for the delivery of all patient care to protect both paramedics and the public. The service responds to over 63,000 9-1-1 calls per year.
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"Niagara EMS continues to be at the frontline of the pandemic and we take all available precautions to protect our people and the community we serve. Despite this, with the impact of COVID-19 on our staff, it is a stark reminder that no one person or group is invincible. Now more than ever we need to physically distance, wear a mask if able, wash hands, restrict social gatherings, and if you are sick stay home and get tested."
~ Kevin Smith, Chief Niagara EMS