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Recommendation on Extensions for PEPP Course Coordinator & Provider Cards During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/25/20 1:22 PM
PEPP COVID-19

An important message from the AAP Life Support team.


Dear PEPP Course Coordinators and Providers,

As precautionary measures are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Life Support and Customer Service Teams have fielded questions about extending, or providing a grace period, for expirations of PEPP Course Coordinator and Provider Cards. We recognize that many of you face restrictions on travel and mass gatherings, in addition to increased duties in this extraordinary time.

For those individuals whose PEPP expiration date falls in March, April, or May of 2020, the AAP recommends that employers and regulatory bodies consider extending recognition of a PEPP Card beyond its recommended renewal date, for up to 60 days. However, please know that it is ultimately up to the discretion of the employers and regulatory bodies who require current PEPP Cards to consider allowing extensions during this time. This extension may be increased, depending on how the COVID-19 public health threat evolves.

In the event that your institution requires an actual card with the extended expiration date listed, please email pepp@aap.org with your request and we will respond as soon as we are able. Please share this message to anyone who has a business need for this information (employers, administrators, medical, or safety regulators, etc.).

Thank you for choosing PEPP and thank you for all you do.

All the best,

AAP Life Support

 

 

 

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