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Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

The following is the most up-to-date information from the Department's Office of the Medical Director and Command Staff.

Click HERE to access the Memorandums and other documents.

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Videos will be posted weekly, or more frequently when new information needs to be disseminated.

If you have a good idea for a video topic, email kevin.schulz@houstontx.gov.

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For all videos, to view in Full Screen, you will have to click on "YouTube" in the lower right of the video to watch it Full Screen directly in YouTube.

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July 1, 2020: COVID-19 Update with Dr. Persse

 

 

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June 23, 2020: Hospital Capacity and Status and Mask Questions Answered

 

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June 15, 2020: Introduction to the Battelle System

 

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May 29, 2020: Dr. Persse

 

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May 22, 2020: Happy EMS Week! (updated video)

 

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May 19, 2020: An Update on COVID-19 in Houston and a review of PPE

 

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May 15, 2020: An update on COVID-19 in pediatric patients

 

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May 13, 2020: An update with Dr. Schulz

 

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May 8, 2020: HFD and Hospital Statistics 

 

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May 6, 2020: An update from Dr. Schulz, including a new list of "typical" symptoms for COVID-19 from the CDC

 

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May 4, 2020: A message from Chief Pena

 

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May 1, 2020: An Update with Dr. Persse, where he talks about antibody testing and the potential pitfalls

 

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April 29, 2020: Dr. Persse Update 

 

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April 27, 2020: An Update with Dr. Schulz with a discussion of abnormal clotting and stroke in young COVID patients

 

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April 24, 2020: An Update with Dr. Schulz with a look at a new facility housing COVID-19 confirmed and suspect cases

 

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April 22, 2020: An Update with Dr. Schulz with a look at the numbers and some global comparisons

 

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April 20, 2020: An Update on COVID-19 Pathophysiology with Dr. Thestrup

 

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April 17, 2020: An Update with Dr. Persse

 

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April 15, 2020: Return to Work Criteria

 

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April 13, 2020: COVID-19 Update

 

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April 10, 2020: COVID-19 Updates with Dr. Schulz

 

Patient Care Scenarios and Infection Control Measures

 

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April 8, 2020: Station Monitoring and Station Masks

 

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April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Update with Dr. Schulz - Medical Protocols, Hospital Interactions, and Website Updates

 

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April 3, 2020: COVID-19 Update with Dr. Schulz

 

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April 1, 2020: Documentation Change and New Equipment with Dr. Gill

 

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March 30, 2020: A review with Dr. Young of new isolation gowns for PPE

 

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March 29, 2020: Brief look at system statistics

 

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March 28, 2020: A situation update from Dr. Persse

 

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March 27, 2020: Message from Chief Wells on the new PPE requirements as laid out in General Order 20-106

 

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March 26, 2020: COVID-19 Data 

 

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March 25, 2020: Update with Dr. Schulz on preventing spread and what if a member gets COVID-19?  

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March 24, 2020: How is Dispatch screening calls?  

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March 23, 2020: Video Message from Dr. Schulz on transporting family members and COVID-19, along with a review of proper PPE

 

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March 22, 2020: Video Message from Dr. Schulz on cardiac arrest and COVID-19

 

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March 21, 2020: Two Videos!  Dr. Souders at the Health Dept. and Dr. Schulz

 

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March 20, 2020: Video Message from Dr. Souders

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March 19, 2020: COVID-19 Update from Dr. Persse

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March 19, 2020: Video Message from the Medical Director's Office (Dr. Thestrup) and HFD Command

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HFD Donning and Doffing PPE video

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March 18, 2020: Video Message from the Medical Director's Office (Dr. Schulz) and HFD Command

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March 17, 2020: Video Message from the Medical Director's Office (Dr. Robinson) and HFD Command

 

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March 16, 2020: Video Message from the Medical Director's Office (Dr. Schulz) and HFD Command

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March 15, 2020: Video Message from Medical Director's Office (Dr. Souders) and HFD Command

(Documentation has been updated in the April 1, 2020 Video)

March 14, 2020: Video Message from Medical Director's Office (Dr. Schulz) and HFD Command

 

March 13, 2020: Video Message from Medical Director's Office (Dr. Persse) and HFD Command