JoCo EMS may change how it responds to calls amid latest COVID-19 surge


The Johnson County EMS System may change how it responds to 911 calls in the wake of the latest COVID-19 surge. Above, Med-Act paramedics and a Shawnee police officer respond to an emergency. Photo credit Mike Frizzell. File photo.

The recent surge in COVID-19 cases has placed added strain on local hospitals’ emergency rooms and Johnson County’s emergency medical response team.

As a result, the Johnson County EMS System is considering possible changes to how it responds to 911 calls.