Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on April 14, 2020, 6:25 pm
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Death in the Family

It is with sadness that the New York City Police Department announces the death of a member of our family.

Supervising Police Communications Technician Irving Cruz, assigned to the Communications Section, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, from complications related to the coronavirus.

Supervising Police Communications Technician Cruz became a member of the NYPD on March 15, 2002.

Citywide Patrols

Officers continue to visit restaurants, bars, supermarkets, salons and public spaces to remind individuals of the ban on congregating in public spaces and to practice social distancing.

Between 08:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2020 and 08::00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 2,202 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,381 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 6,724 bars and restaurants of which 5 469 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,123 public places of which 698 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3,154 personal care facilities of which 3,135 were closed. 

There were no arrests or summonses issued in regard to these visits.

NYPD Officers on Sick Report

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6,372 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 17.60% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. Currently, 2,232 uniformed members and 568 civilian members are diagnosed with coronavirus.

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