Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on May 06, 2020, 6:15 pm
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Deaths in the Family

As we continue our fight against COVID-19, an invisible enemy that has already stolen so much from our NYPD family, we have heartbreaking news to share with you today.

Earlier this morning, the NYPD lost three more members to the disease. 

  • School Safety Agent George Santiago, assigned to our School Safety Division, served New York City for nearly 19 years.
  • Traffic Enforcement Agent Pat Nicholls, assigned to our Traffic Special Operations Section, had more than 22 years on the job.
  • Supervisor of School Security Kevin Bostic, assigned to Patrol Borough Queens South School Safety, dedicated more than 28 years to NYPD’s mission.

These remarkable men will never be forgotten. Every member of the NYPD, of all ranks and titles, will keep their memories alive and honor their legacies by faithfully carrying on their most important work.

Sick Report Daily Update

On Wednesday, May 06, 2020, 1,666 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 4.60% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.80%. To date, 5,300 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of today, Wednesday, May 06, 2020, 4,779 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 373 uniformed members plus 108 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus.

Let us remember and pray for the 41 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., Tuesday, May 05, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 06, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 3,140 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,518 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 6,568 bars and restaurants of which 5,404 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,249 public places of which 903 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3,116 personal care facilities of which 3,116 were closed. 

Social Distancing Enforcement

On May 05, 2020, 12 summonses were issued and three arrests were made in regard to social distancing enforcement

All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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