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CDC provides current recommendations for COVID-19 response

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides several resource pages updated regularly regarding COVID-19. NAPO shared an email from the CDC containing the current webpage links below include disinfecting a facility if someone is sick from COVID-19.

“You can see that some of the recommendations (like leaving doors and windows open for 24 hours) are not going to be practical for a police or detention facility, but still, other recommendations should hopefully be helpful to show employers what they ought to be trying to do to protect officers as much as possible,” wrote NAPO President Bill Johnson in an email to members.

As of April 2, 2020 in the United States, there have been 213,144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through U.S. public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the CDC. CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

Please click on the following links below for more information.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

Communication Resources for Travelers

Resources to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Public Service Announcements

Communities, Schools and Businesses

People at Higher Risk for Severe Illness


State and Local Public Health Professionals

Healthcare Professionals


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