Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on April 23, 2020, 6:23 pm
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Ramadan Message from Commissioner Shea

“Tonight marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims across the globe, including nearly 2,000 NYPD members. While many religious traditions have been upended due to #COVID19, this remains a time of spiritual reflection & renewal of faith. To all: Ramadan Mubarak!”

Sick Report Daily Update

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 4,200 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 11.60% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.80%. To date, 4,693 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of today, Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2,890 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 1,409 uniformed members plus 363 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus. And let us remember and pray for the 31 members of the service that have died due to coronavirus-related illness.

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., Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 3,035 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,514 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 7,331 bars and restaurants of which 5,928 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,203 public places of which 846 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3 095 personal care facilities of which 3,095 were closed. 

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

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