COVID-19 Behavioral Health Considerations   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "As a result of a routine interaction with medically compromised adults in both community and healthcare settings, fire and EMS [emergency medical services] personnel are at increased risk for exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). [...] While the virus presents a greater health risk to certain individuals, fear and anxiety can quickly spread to your surrounding social network. It is common for the family, friends and coworkers of high-risk individuals to feel on edge during this time. Even if you are not considered to be in a high-risk group, you may experience heightened anxiety if you have a loved one who has been quarantined, tested positive for the virus, is elderly or has a chronic medical condition, faces increased risk due to occupational exposure, or who has a history of anxiety, including somatic symptom disorder or health anxiety disorder."

International Association of Fire Fighters
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