Non-Hospital Providers

The Shelby County Health Department has provided a list of resources for those who are caring for others in non-hospital settings, including long-term care facilities, EMS, and first responders, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-Hospital Provider Guidance

PUI & Close Contact Evaluation Guidelines

Recommended infection prevention and control practices when interviews and assessments of individuals for fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 are performed at a home or non-home residential setting, which warrant additional considerations beyond those described for healthcare settings.

EMS Guidance

Guidance for all medical first responders, including fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials including recommended infection prevention and control practices, employer best practices, universal source control measures, implementation of PPE, and recommended best practices when caring for those with suspected or confirmed cases.

Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities

Best practices and strategies for assisted living or nursing homes.

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings

Click here for discontinuation guidelines for healthcare providers and public health officials managing persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under isolation who are not in healthcare settings. This includes but is not limited to at home, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group isolation facility.

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