Coronavirus Guidance and Preparedness

January 25 • 2020

With cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-n-CoV) now reported in the United States, individuals infected with this infectious disease may seek assistance from emergency response personnel as the coronavirus spreads.

The IAFF has developed a resource for responding to patients who may have been exposed to 2019-n-CoV.

This resource provides basic information specifically about 2019-n-CoV, including signs and symptoms and standard precautions and protocols for response and exposure.


We encourage affiliates and their departments to review infectious exposure policies and procedures and assess their preparedness for responding to and caring for patients with possible symptoms.

This resource will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.