MADISON, NJ -- The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC) remains committed and available to the community with a focus on coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and enhancing the safety and health of all that reside, work, or travel through the Madison area and community.  MVAC continues to be ready to serve all who contact them via the established 911 emergency phone number.

In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, MVAC is working closely and communicating frequently with Madison Police and Fire Departments, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), area hospitals and the Madison Department of Health to put expanded protocols in place to protect its volunteer staff, patients and others they may come in contact with Coronavirus during emergency responses.  This may include the wearing of additional masks, gowns, eyewear and other protective gear and tools utilized during emergency calls.

With clear direction from national, state, county and local agencies, MVAC will continue to review, implement and update its protocols to identify and treat patients with suspected Coronavirus, while safeguarding the health of our Emergency Medical Staff (EMS) and all patients requesting emergency ambulance assistance.

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“We will continue to stay informed of the latest information and will continue to operate in such a way to protect the health and safety of all our patients, residents, and fellow community members.  We are so appreciative of the support and input we are receiving, allowing us and our patients to stay as safe as possible during this unprecedented moment in public health.” noted J.J. Pullaro, Vice President of MVAC. 

Locally, Morristown Medical Center has implemented a Coronavirus Nurse Screening Hotline, which will be staffed by trained Atlantic Health System nurses. Nurses will be available to receive calls from members of the community who are concerned that they or a loved one may have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19. 

The screening hotline will initially operate seven days a week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at 862-260-3199.

Please refer to the following tools for the latest updates, tips on how to protect yourself and your household, signs & symptoms of COVID-19, and what to do if you believe you have been exposed:

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/stay-connected/news/content-central/2020/covid-19-coronavirus.html#signs

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK

https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/stay-connected/news/content-central/2020/covid-19-coronavirus.html#what-to-do

 

TAKE A RISK ASSESSMENT

https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/stay-connected/news/content-central/2020/covid-19-coronavirus.html#risk-assessment

 

VIRTUAL & TELEMEDICINE RESOURCES

https://www.atlantichealth.org/locations/virtual-visit.html