Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on March 26, 2020, 9:43 pm
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Death in the Family

The New York City Police Department is deeply saddened to announce that we have suffered our first Coronavirus pandemic casualty.

A custodian assigned to Police Headquarters and a 14-year-veteran of the NYPD family, Dennis C. Dickson, died earlier today at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

Mr. Dickson was a revered member of the custodial staff at Police Headquarters once spending 17 days at the headquarters building during Super Storm Sandy assisting with emergency cleanup operations.

Mr. Dickson was again on the front line cleaning and disinfecting 1 Police Plaza so that our personnel could be here safely, allowing them to continue to serve the people of the City Of New York.

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:

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, between the hours of 08:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.:

  • NYPD officers visited 1,680 supermarkets of which 1,173 were closed for business.
  • NYPD officers visited 5,292 bars and restaurants of which 4,455 were closed for business.
  • NYPD officers visited 824 public places of which 661 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 2,068 personal care facilities of which 2,068 were closed. 

*No arrests were made or summonses issued in regard to the visits listed above.

NYPD Officers on Sick Report

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 3,674 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick report which accounts for 10.1% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. Currently, 294 uniformed members and 57 civilian members tested positive for the Coronavirus.

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