Three Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees impacted include a Paramedic, EMT, and member of our support staff. None of the staff members are believed to have contracted the virus while at work or interacted with their co-workers or patients while ill. All three immediately notified RAA upon showing symptoms and self quarantined. One staff member has recovered and returned to work after being self quarantined for 14 days. The other two staff members are continuing to recover at home. RAA continues to monitor their conditions and our immediate concern is for their well-being.
Our agency has and will continue to communicate with our staff members about the importance of practicing social distancing when possible, good hygiene, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), self monitoring during work days and days off, and notifying the agency should they start to exhibit any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
We will continue to take steps to ensure our agency can provide necessary emergency services to the citizens of Richmond and we ask that eveyrone continue to do what they can to mitigate the spread of this disease.