Immediate Update from IMS for COVID-19
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Please visit this link to learn more about the virus https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
At IMS, we have taken strong measures to protect our staff where our staff are allowed to work from home and fully comply with state guidelines as we are exempt under ‘Essential Workforce’ where our field examiners are fully licensed laboratory personnel and exempt under ‘Healthcare/Public Health’ and ‘Essential Workforce’ clause identified on the state’s guidelines (https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf).
Last updated: 6/1/2020
Paramedical Examination (Field Operations) Updates
Information to all Applicants:
- All applicants will be requested to answer the following questions to prevent the spread of the virus and may have a one-month delay in their scheduling process. Here are the conditions under which applicants may face further scheduling delays if they answer ‘yes’ to any of the following:
- IMS will not collect any specimen for such applicants currently undergoing any COVID-19 symptoms (Flu-like symptoms, Fever-like symptoms, and respiratory distress) or COVID-19 positive result.
- If the applicant has traveled within the last 14 days outside the country to any restricted areas of travel, close in contact with an individual that has tested for COVID-19 positive.