Callers to 911 in Houston will no longer be asked if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, changing a months-long practice to pass on the information to first responders. Firefighters are now told to treat every call as if the patient or home is COVID-positive.

Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena said the change is an admission of the widespread nature of the virus in the city and out of concern that callers were not always offering true information.
– PUB DATE: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 14 Houston
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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