The Technical Resource, Assessment Center, Information Exchange (TRACIE) released resources for hospitals and EMS departments trying to manage response to the civil unrest and protests going on around the country.
Civil Unrest During a Pandemic: Notes from Minneapolis, is a list of challenges and considerations seen by a Minneapolis healthcare system after protests broke out. There are sections addressing problems specific to EMS operations and complications caused by COVID-19 safety requirements.
Technical Assistance Request lists resources on protecting community hospitals and providing care during unrest. It provides resources published by TRACIE as well as a literature of guidance from government agencies and medical journals. One section focuses on managing patients who have been exposed to tear gas or pepper spray and lists respiratory, eye and skin injuries and suggested treatment.
TRACIE also provides extensive resources on COVID-19 response and support information for hospitals and pre-hospital agencies.