COVID-19 outbreak reported at name centre that dispatches paramedics to 911 calls

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the metropolis name centre that dispatches paramedics to 911 calls.

Toronto Paramedics Providers spokesperson Dineen Robinson says that 10 employees members at Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre are actually in quarantine and one other 22 are self isolation in accordance with Toronto Public Well being tips.

“There was no disruption in service supply to the general public on account of COVID-19 circumstances in our communications centre,” Robison mentioned in a written assertion supplied to CP24. “Tonto Paramedic Providers has proactive measures in place to guard employees and sufferers utilizing finest apply an infection prevention and management procedures, PPE, each day screening, and isolating when testing optimistic or uncovered to a colleague who has examined optimistic.”

Robinson didn’t present any particulars on when the outbreak was first declared or what number of optimistic circumstances have been related to it to this point.

Toronto Paramedic Providers Chief Gord McEachen did, nevertheless, inform reporters on Monday that there are a number of contingency plans in place to make sure that operations are usually not impacted by the outbreak.

“Now we have a versatile staffing mannequin which permits us to redeploy our employees in varied shifts. We even have certified employees in our training and coaching unit (that may be makes use of to area calls) and as an extra fallback we even have certified administration workforce members that may step in to fill any staffing gaps,” he mentioned.