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Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« on: March 15, 2020, 02:10:28 PM »
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This thread is a resource for government personnel tasked to man COVID-19 checkpoint, so that they know how to protect themselves, before proper government protective equipment arrive . . . and how to use them when they do.

It is also a resource for private groups seeking to protect the troops in their respective locales

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That way, we avoid scenes like this



What's wrong with this picture?

- No proper protective clothing

- The trooper is touching a civilian's ID. If the civilian is infected, now the soldier is too. If the soldier is infected and he does the same, the next civilian will get it as well.

Let's work the problem folks.
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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 02:15:54 PM »
The checklist

For personnel at point of contact

Masks
Alcohol
Wipes
Soap

Gloves optional. These may protect the wearer, but will not stop the spread of the virus.

Secondary support

Disposal procedure for used gloves and masks as these are deemed biohazards

While alcohol and hand sanitizers are recommended, troops manning checkpoints should frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 11:34:42 PM »
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
 

Background

This document recommends practices for extended use and limited reuse of NIOSH-certified N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”). The recommendations are intended for use by professionals who manage respiratory protection programs in healthcare institutions to protect health care workers from job-related risks of exposure to infectious respiratory illnesses.

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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 11:46:09 PM »
How EMTs are advised to protect themselves

https://emsa.ca.gov/covid19/

https://emsa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/2020/03/COVID-19-Memo-to-EMS-Partners-007-1.pdf


Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html


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Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Fidentify-assess-flowchart.html
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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 11:50:14 PM »
Recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html#recommended-ppe

EMS clinicians who will directly care for a patient with possible COVID-19 infection or who will be in the compartment with the patient should follow Standard, Precautions and use the PPE as described below. Recommended PPE includes:

N-95 or higher-level respirator or facemask (if a respirator is not available),

N95 respirators or respirators that offer a higher level of protection should be used instead of a facemask when performing or present for an aerosol-generating procedure

Eye protection (i.e., goggles or disposable face shield that fully covers the front and sides of the face). Personal eyeglasses and contact lenses are NOT considered adequate eye protection.

A single pair of disposable patient examination gloves. Change gloves if they become torn or heavily contaminated, and isolation gown.,

If there are shortages of gowns, they should be prioritized for aerosol-generating procedures, care activities where splashes and sprays are anticipated, and high-contact patient care activities that provide opportunities for transfer of pathogens to the hands and clothing of EMS clinicians (e.g., moving patient onto a stretcher).

When the supply chain is restored, fit-tested EMS clinicians should return to use of respirators for patients with known or suspected COVID-19.

Drivers, if they provide direct patient care (e.g., moving patients onto stretchers), should wear all recommended PPE. After completing patient care and before entering an isolated driver’s compartment, the driver should remove and dispose of PPE and perform hand hygiene to avoid soiling the compartment.

If the transport vehicle does not have an isolated driver’s compartment, the driver should remove the face shield or goggles, gown and gloves and perform hand hygiene. A respirator or facemask should continue to be used during transport.
All personnel should avoid touching their face while working.

On arrival, after the patient is released to the facility, EMS clinicians should remove and discard PPE and perform hand hygiene. Used PPE should be discarded in accordance with routine procedures.

Other required aspects of Standard Precautions (e.g., injection safety, hand hygiene) are not emphasized in this document but can be found in the guideline titled Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings.

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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 12:58:29 PM »
   Mrs. showed a quick fix made at the Philippine Heart Center, since they were not equipped to handle the virus, the staff made a barrier out of acrylic plastic/ plexi glass to meet with patients. 2 of her classmates got infected because of no protection during a surgery & consults.

   Also, not a good picture of protecting the front liners on the image of soldiers without a even a mask. Also images of the lock down are not comforting, crowds gathering without protection as well and motorcycle cops without protection. NCR is not Wuhan.

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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 01:11:40 AM »
VP: P4M in public donations to help healthcare workers
Published March 16, 2020, 11:03 AM
By Raymund Antonio

https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/16/vp-p4m-in-public-donations-to-help-healthcare-workers/

About P4 million in public donations has been received by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to help healthcare workers and other personnel in the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday.

Robredo, who is the leader of the opposition, said the money raised will be used for the purchase of 6,143 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 frontliners.

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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 12:04:16 AM »
Nagdonate si Sen. Manny Pacquiao ng 700,000 pirasong face masks para sa PNP, AFP, MMDA, DOH at RITM para protektahan ang frontlines kontra #COVID19. | via Pat Mangune

https://www.facebook.com/News5Everywhere/photos/pcb.1918538194969592/1918537494969662/?type=3&theater&ifg=1









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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 09:01:28 AM »
Private sector’s Covid-19 response overwhelms Palace
By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos March 19, 2020, 5:18 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1097133

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday thanked private firms for helping the government in bolstering its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace was elated by the private sector’s significant contributions to the ongoing efforts to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

“Given that the Palace considers this current situation as a time for solidarity, it also appreciates most of these companies for stepping up to the challenge through their significant donations to various entities which are at the front of this battle,” Panelo said.

The Philippines now has 202 Covid-19 cases, with 17 deaths and seven recoveries.

To prevent further transmission, President Rodrigo Duterte imposed an enhanced quarantine community in Luzon until April 12. This means people from Luzon are required to stay at home and limit movements to accessing basic necessities.

Panelo noted that Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group pledged to give the government around PHP200 million for the production of more coronavirus test kits, while Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. vowed to deliver 1,000 diagnostic kits to the Department of Health (DOH).

He added that Andrew Tan and the Alliance Global Group promised to give 1 million liters of ethyl alcohol to the DOH and other government enforcement agencies, while the Belo Medical Group pledged to donate the remaining stocks of its clinic’s personal protective equipment to hospitals and health centers.

Panelo also acknowledged that Ceres, HM Transit, San Agustin, MetroExpress, RRCG, Precious Grace, Jac Liner, St. Rose, and automotive company Foton, as well as Avis Philippines, Westcapboa, West Cavite Philippine Bus Operators Association, and Jasper Jean for offering free shuttle services for health workers and other exempted persons.

He likewise thanked some big business firms that heeded the government’s appeal to provide their workers and employees their respective salaries and benefits during the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon without charging them against their leave credits.

He said among those business entities are Aboitiz Group of Companies, Asian/Terminal Hotel, Ayala Group of Companies, JG Summit/Gokongwei Group of Companies, Jollibee Group of Companies, Lucio Tan Group of Companies, Manuel V. Pangilinan Group of Companies, SMC Group of Companies and SM Group of Companies.

“There are also those companies which would do their share in alleviating and responding to the needs of the daily wage earners and regular employees but would not want to identify themselves and will do it discreetly. To them our commendation,” Panelo said.

Panelo said Filipinos’ “indomitable” spirit has prevailed over national calamities and adversities.

He expressed hope that other businesses will follow suit within their means.

“The Palace is aware that there are more companies and persons offering their resources and services to help contain the spread of Covid-19 and they too deserve kudos for such selfless acts,” Panelo said.

Panelo also reiterated that the government was thankful for the health care and service providers, law enforcement agents, and other people on the frontline of the country's battle against Covid-19.

“Their sacrifices during this period are invaluable, and the services they are tirelessly rendering for the nation will forever be remembered. The Office of the President will continue rallying behind – and giving the necessary support in favor of – these heroic men and women until we defeat this pandemic,” he said.

Panelo also called for unity during the coronavirus crisis, stressing that it is the only way to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

Amid the country’s fight against Covid-19, Panelo told Filipinos anew to follow the government’s precautionary measures to ensure the successful prevention of the infectious disease.

“As for our countrymen who remain at home and faithfully follow the protocols set by the government, your patience and obedience are equally appreciated as the same are the keys to the successful containment and eradication of Covid-19 in the Philippines,” Panelo said. (PNA)

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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 02:00:33 PM »
Some Community Defense Centers are stocking up COVID-19 related supplies to protect reservists if and when they are deployed.


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Re: Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 05:49:08 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/markgobaguio/posts/10156985791534149

CONG. MARK GO PRESENTS PROTECTIVE GEARS FOR BGHMC FRONTLINERS

Cong. Mark Go presented 50 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (bunny suits and booties) to Dr. Ricardo Runez Jr. of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for the use of its doctors and other frontliners who are working tirelessly in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and other related cases. These items were donated by Texas Instruments Philippines.

Maraming maraming salamat, Texas Instruments Philippines!











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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 04:30:18 PM »
   The problem with the PPE (suits) for frontliners, they're one-time use, once contaminated or exposed to the virus. The Wuhan frontliners had to wear pampers all day to alleviate changing PPEs  during an 8 hour shift (in & out of exposed environment). Maybe it's time to rethink or innovate like wearing parkas/ raincoats, then decontaminate by spraying with solution of water mixed with borax or chlorox (typical chemical-biological decon station). Just a thought. Even Tyvex can be sprayed not soaked. Objective is protect the front liners. Doctors (husband & wife recently) have died during the past week at PGH.

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 11:14:16 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineSTAR/posts/1730907997062874

Philippine National Police (PNP) frontliners donned protective suits to avoid exposure to COVID-19 as they man check points at the Balintawak Exit.