Rockwall County EMS will begin wearing masks every time they respond to an emergency. This procedure has been put in place to minimize the risk of infection and to keep medics safe from COVID-19.
According to Rockwall County EMS’s statement, “Whether we respond to a car wreck, or to the home of an individual with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, we’ll be wearing masks – either an N95 or a full face respirator. One of the unfortunate things about this coronavirus is that a person can be contagious for up to about 5 days before even developing noticeable symptoms. Because of this, we’re not taking chances. Please don’t be alarmed if we arrive at your home, or your neighbor’s home wearing these masks. We’re simply being proactive to ensure our paramedics are healthy and fit to respond for you if you need them.”