Powell County implements pre-screening of 9-1-1 callers

POWELL COUNTY - The Powell County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) 911 Dispatch Center will be instituting measures to assist in the pre-screening of potential exposure for First Responders. When someone calls 911 or the non-emergency line, he or she may be asked a series of questions that will help assess the condition of the patient or those that may come in contact with first responders.

The dispatcher may ask the caller whether they or the person needing medical help has a fever, has respiratory distress or has traveled or interacted with someone who has traveled recently, according to CDC’s most r...


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