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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: 7/12/2020

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.

Common Questions Asked:

Q. How long will the scheduling delays last for affected applicants?
A. At least for 30 days there will be no scheduling and it may last longer based on the CDC guidelines.
Q. Can agents submit preset orders at this time?
A. Yes, but only in limited areas where there is no lockdown by the state
Q. Are examiners going to applicants’ exam location with protective gear? (i.e. Face Mask, Protective Epidemic-proof Body Suit, Antibacterial Wipes, etc.)
A. Yes, all of our field examiners have been recommended to wear protective gear during all examinations in order take full preventive measures.
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