This is a blanket e‐mail message to all certified Education Coordinators and ALS Coordinators.
Dear Education Coordinator,
My apologies for this length of this e-mail, however the information we are covering below is very important.
On Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2020, Governor Northam issued a State of Emergency outlining additional measures to combat COVID-19. Under this State of Emergency, the Governor has banned some state travel, specially-scheduled state conferences and large events for a minimum of 30-days. Please read the State of Emergency for more information.
Read more: COVID-19 Update for EMS Educators
Virginia Department of Health Announces Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses
The Virginia Department of Health will be providing regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer courses to ensure that Health Districts/Medical Practices have staff qualified to provide respirator fit testing. The attendee will be able to train others in the proper procedures for fit-testing.
Dr. David Wilder, Public Health Physician from Fairfax County Health Department will instruct attendees. The course will take approximately two and one-half hours with the following objectives:
- Develop and maintain an OSHA-compliant respiratory protection program
- Use respirators to limit exposure to infectious respiratory agents
- Properly fit-test a N-95 respirator and train others on the procedures
The course will be held on the following dates and locations:
Read more: Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses