Boston EMS union blasts out letter over corona virus concerns as MA cases spike to 13

Members of Boston’s EMS union are blasting Faulkner Hospital for not properly informing paramedics of coronavirus testing that took place in their sub-station, leaving their workplace possibly contaminated, a letter obtained by the Herald alleges.

The flare-up comes as state health officials on Saturday reported five new cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts, bringing the total to 13 cases.

“The disrespect this shows is outrageous, we are willingly putting ourselves on the front line of this crisis,” said Boston Emergency Medical Services-Boston Police Patrolman’s Association Union President Michael MacNeil.

Sixty people who attended a recent biotech conference in Boston were sent to Brigham and Women’s Hospital late Friday for testing for the coronavirus, with some also going to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain.