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Valley first responders take extra precautions amid coronavirus pandemic

1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago Friday, April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 April 03, 2020 6:14 AM April 03, 2020 in News - Local

Emergency Medical Services across the Rio Grande Valley are making changes to stay safe amid the coronavirus outbreak.

EMS implemented a new screening process for coronavirus during a dispatch call.

“As soon as we hear positive, we do get a little bit more anxiety, but throughout the years we have learned to control that anxiety and we had to deal with it in a positive way,” said one of the EMS medics.

Stephanie Estrada says so far there has been about 50 cases where EMS has had to wear additional protective equipment.

For more information watch the video above.

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