Table 3

Occupational exposures, quarantine and testing of unique EMS providers with patients with confirmed COVID-19 contact from 14 February to 26 March 2020

Total*Initial 137 EMS encounters with COVID-19 patients*Subsequent 137 EMS encounters with COVID-19 patients
Unique EMS providers†700341382
Unique EMS providers with patient exposure(s), n (% of column total)129 (18)121 (35)8 (2)
Number of exposure(s) for each unique EMS provider, n (% of column total n=700)
 0571 (82)220 (65)374 (98)
 1110 (16)103 (30)7 (2)
 216 (2)15 (4)1 (<1)
 ≥33 (<1)3 (1)0 (0)
Interval from exposure to EMS provider quarantine, days, median (IQR)6 (3–9)6 (3–9)3 (2–3)
Total EMS provider quarantine days resulting from exposure(s), n (% of row)981 (100)951 (97)30 (3)
COVID-19 testing of unique EMS providers regardless of exposure status, n (% of column)
 No symptoms reported (not tested)657 (94)312 (91)368 (96)
 Symptoms reported43 (6)29 (9)14 (4)
 Positive3 (<1)1 (<1)2 (1)
 Negative40 (6)28 (8)12 (3)
  • *Initial encounters occurred between 19 February and 15 March 2020 while subsequent encounters occurred between 16 March and 26 March 2020.

  • †23 providers were represented in both categories.

  • EMS, emergency medical services.