Delaware County Emergency Personnel Taking Precautions During COVID-19

While many people have been able to work from home or isolate themselves during the pandemic, our emergency personnel are working the frontlines – putting themselves at risk every day.

Since the first line of communication with the public is usually through 911, Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says dispatchers are asking some screening questions when an emergency call is made.

Melissa Lindsay chairperson for Delaware County EMS Association says COVID-19 hasn’t changed how they provide care, but it has changed the precautions they take.

Regional Medical Center EMS Coordinator Spenser VandeVoorde:

Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says they’ve taken steps to protect their employees during the pandemic too.

Chief Hauschild says the Manchester Police Department has also taken precautions in their day to day operations.

Chief Hauschild admits it’s an uneasy feeling to work through a pandemic like this, but they have a job to serve the public.

A sincere thank you to all of our emergency personnel working the frontlines during this time.

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