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Coronavirus: What Police Need to Know About COVID-19

Hundreds of police officers have been exposed to the disease, with nearly 200 reported cases in Washington state alone. Here are some thoughts on how police officers can keep safe amid this current pandemic crisis.

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Chicago Officers Ordered to Work Despite Possible Exposure to COVID-19

Dr. Robert Murphy—executive director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine—said the decision to tell people who have had direct exposure to a case of COVID-19 to keep coming to work is "wrong."

Maine Department Announces One Officer Tested Positive for COVID-19

The chief of police in Portland, ME, took to social media on Thursday evening to let residents know that one of his officers has tested positive for COVID-19—colloquially known as the coronavirus.

South Carolina Department Announces Measures to Mitigate Officer Exposure to COVID-19

The Charleston (SC) Police Department announced on social media that it will change the way they interact with some members of the community to minimize officers' exposure to COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus).

2 Colorado Agencies Limit Services Due to COVID-19

Citing the spread of COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—at least two police agencies in Colorado have announced that they are going to begin taking reports on non-violent crimes via online reporting instead of in-person interactions.

Sterifab

Since 1967, Sterifab has been used for both disinfection and insect control.

Annual ILEETA Conference Postponed Until August

The annual conference hosted by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) that had been scheduled to take place later this month has been postponed until early August, due to concerns over the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19.

Pennsylvania Officer Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus

A police officer with the Lower Providence Township (PA) Police Department has reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

LAPD Receiving Guidelines and Gear to Protect Against Coronavirus

Asst. Chief Horace Frank said all patrol officers and officers likely to come into contact have been issued a kit consisting of multiple sets of gloves, a bacteria protection mask and goggles.

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Washington Department Closes 2 Substations Amid Virus Scare

The Bellevue (WA) Police Department has closed two substations to limit contact with the public amid the outbreak of COVID-19—also known as the coronavirus—in the Seattle area.