Clinical Trial to Treat COVID-19 Begins

A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.

Wisconsin Paramedic on the Front Lines Treating COVID-19

A Wisconsin paramedic who treated COVID-19 patients inside a quarantine zone is giving his first-hand account of how he helped and why other providers should not be afraid of treating people.

CIDRAP launches COVID-19 Resource Center

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has launched an online CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center.

What EMS and 911 Need to Know About the New Virus

The NHTSA Office of EMS will host a special edition of EMS Focus, a federal webinar series, to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has now infected thousands of people worldwide.

Report: Seattle AMR EMTs Not Warned about Possible Coronavirus Patient

EMTs with American Medical Response Seattle are reportedly upset they were not notified they were transporting someone who was possibly infected with coronavirus.

San Antonio (Texas) Uses Special Ambulance to Transport Coronavirus Patient

A special ambulance was reportedly used to transport the first patient in Texas with coronavirus.

New Name for Disease Caused by Virus Outbreak

The disease caused by a new virus that emerged late last year in China and has since sickened tens of thousands of people now has an official name: COVID-19.

What EMS Providers Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Prehospital providers are the first line of contact with patients who show signs and symptoms of a viral infection.

China Opens New Hospitals for Virus Patients

China finished building a second new hospital Thursday to isolate and treat patients infected with the new coronavirus and moved people with milder symptoms into makeshift quarantine centers

CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread between two people in the United States.