Corona Virus Updates

As part of its mission to coordinate and support EMS response in New York City, NYC REMSCO has developed this page to provide EMS personnel and administrators quick access to EMS focused information related to COVID-19 and the city’s response. New information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

NYC REMSCO Press Release 04-02-2020 Official

Requests for comment should be directed to [email protected]

Certification & Credentialing

REMAC Advisory 2020-06 – Extension of REMAC Credentialing 

The NYC REMAC has granted a 1 year extension to all REMAC paramedics within NYC. Please refer to the attached REMAC advisory for details. Paramedics who have expired prior to January 1st, 2020 may request emergency reinstatement by emailing [email protected] and including a letter from a NYC Ambulance Agency Medical Director verifying employment and MD approval and oversight.

Extension of NYS EMT Certification

The NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS has released to interim guidance below on provider credentialing. This guidance is subject to change at the discretion of the bureau.

The NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS has extended all NYS certified EMTs, Paramedics and CFRs for a period of one year. This extension is applicable to providers with expirations of September 2019 and later (i.e. If you expired Sept 2019, you are now valid thru 9/30/2020. If you expire July 2020, you are now valid thru July 2021).

Providers whose credentials expired between Jan 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019 will be reactivated with a NEW NYS expiration of 12/31/2020.

NYS DOH BEMS is no longer accepting applications for certification reinstatement.

AHA UPDATED: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak
AHA Interim Guidance On BLS, ACLS PALS resuscitation of suspected COVID-19 patients

REMAC Advisories & Guidance


NYC DOHMH Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Guidance for Healthcare Worker Self-Monitoring and Work Restriction
NYC DOHMH Testing Criterea For Healthcare Providers
NYC COVID19 Case Data
NYC DOHMH Advisory on Serology Testing

NYS DOH Guidance for Emergency Medical Services

Information for Healthcare Providers
Bureau of EMS Policy Statements and SEMAC Advisories
Essential Employer FAQ
Cleaning Guidance General Building
Interim Guidance Travel Advisory
Healthcare Personnel Return to Work Travel Advisory
COVID-19 Revised Testing Protocol
NYS Registered Disinfectants Based on EPA List
NYS Health Care Provider Webinar 6.18.20
COVID-19 Fourth of July Interim Guidance

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Providers

New York State Coronavirus Cases
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Healthcare Workers
Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19
FAQ’s from Healthcare Providers

Work & Volunteer Opportunities For Healthcare Providers

Health and Related Professionals Survey
esHealthcare Seeking EMTs

Need New York State certified EMTs to assist with covering hotels for COVID recovery:

  • Start as soon as Monday, 4/20
  • Locations: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
  • Need – 12 hour shifts – 8am-8pm and 8pm-8am, cover as many shifts as you can
  • DOH will provide all personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, gowns, etc)
  • Pay Rate –  $40 per hr

Interested EMTs should contact [email protected] with a copy of your NYS EMT certification to apply.

1199 SEIU Funds Employment Oppurtunities

1199 SEIU is seeking to hire a wide variety of workers to fill various healthcare facility needs. Includes both clinical and non-clinical positions. Click the link for more information.

Medical equipment suppliers CLICK HERE to partner with NYC to provide PPE to our Healthcare heros.

Support Services

NHTSA Office of EMS Website
NYC Individual Assistance Info Page
NYC Paid Sick Leave Law
Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus
Accessing Unemployment
Applying For SNAP Benefits
Federal Corona Virus Assistance Help Page
Federal CARES Act Direct Cash Assistance FAQ
US Dept. of Labor Corona Virus Information
Red Cross Family Support Center

Special Programs for First Responders & Healthcare Providers

Jet Blue HealthCareHero – Nominate a Provider to Receive a Pair of Travel Certificates
Hilton Donates 1 Million Free Nights to NAEMT Members
Hospitality Helps – Matching Hotels to First Responders
Free Dozen Donuts From Krispy Kreme
Neurocore Counseling – Free Telehealth Counseling For Healthcare Workers
Crocs – Free Pair for Healtcare Workers
Barco Uniforms – Free Set of Scrubs for Healcare Providers
The Parking Spot – Offering Free Parking Thu May for Loyalty Members Who Are Healthcare Workers
Care.Com – 30 Day Free Child, Elder or Pet Care for First Responders
McDonalds Thank You Meal – Free Meal for Healthcare Workers
& Pizza – Free Pizza For Healthcare Workers
Cumberland Farms – Free Cup of Coffee for First Responders & Healthcare Providers
Paris Baguette – Free Coffee to First Responders In Uniform
Average Socialite – Large List of Perks and Freebies for Healthcare Workers
IHOP – 20% Off Pick-Up Order w/ID

If you know of any additional services that should be posted on this site, please email [email protected] with the information!

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