The US is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. Overdoses involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids, have been the cause of death of about 450,000 people from 1999 to 2018 in the country. Moreover, EMS providers and EDs have both seen a substantial growth, by nearly 33 percent from April to May of this year, in opioid overdoses since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. This increment has affected all regions and nearly all demographic groups. From April through July 2020, Emergency Medical Service responses for opioid overdose were 22 percent higher than the same period last year, in Michigan alone.