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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alert

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new)coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

 

The CDC calls this an “emerging, rapidly evolving situation,” and local governments need to be aware of the situation as it develops.

 

Here are resources to provide guidance on preventing the spread of the virus, appropriate occupational health measures, and recommended national and international protocols.

 

One of the resources is a model policy for your review and use (after consulting an attorney) to address the coronavirus and other possible outbreaks in the future.

Law Enforcement and Correctional Personnel Resources:

Bliss McKnight recognizes that this pandemic presents unique challenges for county law enforcement. Our focus is the safety and well-being of the brave law enforcement and correctional staff who provides services that defy isolation and require their daily exposure to this pandemic.

 

We have specific COVID -19 resources to aid law enforcement and correctional staff during these difficult times.

 

CDC:

  • What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Bureau of Prisons:

  • Implementing Modified Operations
  • Link

American Correctional Association:

International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP

Employment Model Policy: Disease/Epidemic Control

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources:


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