Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on May 01, 2020, 10:15 pm
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Message Regarding NYPD Patrols in Anticipation of Weekend Weather

This weekend, in anticipation of the warm weather, more than 1,000 NYPD officers will be out citywide to ensure that members of the public engage in social distancing. The public should expect to see social distancing patrol officers on foot, on bikes and in vehicles ensuring that social distancing procedures are followed and educating the public about those procedures so we can all help stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep all New Yorkers safe and healthy.  

Sick Report Daily Update

On Friday, May 01, 2020, 2,393 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 6.60% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.80%. Great News! To date, 5,142 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of today, Friday, May 01, 2020, 4,364 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 599 uniformed members plus 142 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus.

Let us remember and pray for the 37 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., Thursday, April 30, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Friday, May 01, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 2,990 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,240 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 7,399 bars and restaurants of which 5,970 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,137 public places of which 770 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3,008 personal care facilities of which 3,008 were closed. 

Social Distancing Enforcement

Between 08:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Friday, May 01, 2020, NYPD officers made 558,742 visits to restaurants, bars, supermarkets, salons, and public spaces to remind individuals of the ban on congregating in public spaces and to practice social distancing.

20 summonses were issued in regard to social distancing enforcement on April 30, 2020. There have been 60 arrests made and 343 summonses issued by the NYPD that are social distancing related since March 16, 2020.

All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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