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NJ Sets Up Health Hotline for Police and Other Front Line Professionals

To meet the unique needs of first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey state Department of Human Services and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care announced this week it will operate helplines staffed by crisis counselors.

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Chicago Police Department Confirms 3 More Officers Testing Positive for COVID-19

Chicago police announced Thursday three more cases of COVID-19, placing those officers in quarantine in their homes until further notice.

Mourning in the Era of COVID-19: How Police Funerals Have Changed

Amid the "social distancing" orders issued by various state governors and local authorities, police officer funerals have changed dramatically.

Protect Yourself by Documenting Your Coronavirus Exposures

How will officers who are symptomatic of the coronavirus now be able to substantiate its impact on their health in the future?

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.

California Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

An officer with the Merced (CA) Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19—the disease caused by the novel coronavirus—and has now been quarantined to their home in Madera.

Coronavirus: Officer Health, Staffing Shortages, and Enforcing the Shut-Downs

An increasing number of officers—at least two dozen in Washington, another two dozen in California, and several more in other states—have been ordered into quarantine.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Law Enforcement

POLICE's coverage of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic plus useful resources, all in one place.

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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).