Transportation and Coronavirus
Being alive right now is a little frightening. The shutdowns, the quarantines, the closing borders, the closing restaurants, the curfews being imposed throughout the world, the isolation. More than ever before, we as a population are struggling together against a common enemy. While this might sound like a marvelous chance to come together, the catch is that it appears as though the only way to struggle against this enemy is by being isolated as much as possible for the foreseeable future. It is a difficult reality to adjust to, especially as the information we receive regarding the situation changes from day to day.
One of the biggest issues at this particular time is knowing what to do if you believe yourself to be sick. Because the spread of the Coronavirus is so aggressive, people who have contracted the illness or who believe they have contracted the illness risk infecting an untold number of others whenever they leave their homes. This means that options such as public transportation are a risk. Hiring a cab is another option, except that the drivers of cabs are not trained medical staff. Without proper training and protection, they are as vulnerable as the rest of the population.
This places people who believe they might have the virus in a tremendously difficult position. If trained medical attention is an essential factor towards the recovery of many individuals but your ability to reach a medical facility is hindered by the possibility of exposing numerous individuals to the Covid-19 virus, then what are you to do? This is where Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) comes into play.
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing or other extremely serious symptoms, then it is appropriate to seek emergency assistance. If, on the other hand, you have become sick but aren’t in a life-threatening situation, then NEMT might be the perfect option for you.
While we pair down many of our transportation options as we recalibrate for the canceled events throughout the San Francisco area, our NEMT service is being kicked into high gear in order to assist the Bay Area community. Our goal is to both dramatically help prevent the number of people exposed while simultaneously providing superior transportation to and from medical facilities for those who might be suffering from the coronavirus.
Our fully trained and professional drivers are up-to-date with the most recent protocol regarding safety around this highly infectious illness. Our vehicles are sterilized after each transport, preventing the spread of the virus, and our drivers equipped with protective gear to keep both you and themselves safe. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, we are experts at navigation throughout the Bay Area. No matter if you’re going to a major hospital or returning home to a hard-to-navigate street, we are ready to provide you with the best possible NEMT experience.
Stay calm, San Francisco, and stay healthy. Leave the worry about transportation to us.