Nassau reinstates pandemic triage protocols to keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed

Executive Laura Curran says the county is putting its "viral pandemic triage protocol" back in place.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 6:03 PM

Updated 1,196 days ago

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Nassau County is taking new steps to deal with the surge in coronavirus cases and keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed again.
Executive Laura Curran says the county is putting its "viral pandemic triage protocol" back in place.
“Our EMS operators, that includes our PD medics, volunteer fire service and emergency service, they are already experiencing elevated call volumes and we expect as numbers go up, that will continue," says Curran.
 Curran says the protocol requires EMS operators to do a COVID-19 screening and to only transport patients that meet the criteria for COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Curran says this will safeguard the hospital capacities and protect our first responders.


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