City of Champaign Institutes Temporary Ambulance Ordinance Amendments
Today, Mayor Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-01 for Ambulances. This order amends guidelines placed on ambulance services allowing for flexibility in the staffing of ambulances to respond to non-life-threatening, low priority ambulance only calls.
Under current City Ordinance 5.5-50 every ambulance response requires at least one EMT-Paramedic in addition to one EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic. Emergency Order 20-01 allows ambulance responses meeting certain criteria to allow two EMT-Basics to respond to that call. Examples of these calls are typically where individuals only need transport to a medical facility for an illness or minor injury.
This order will be in place for the period of the declaration of the emergency.