Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on May 14, 2020, 10:56 pm
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Death in the Family

In a stark reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet behind us, this morning we lost School Safety Agent Melvin Rascoe, who battled the disease for almost a month and a half.

Melvin served with the NYPD for nearly 15 years and kept thousands of students in Queens safe. As we mourn his loss, we celebrate Melvin’s vital contributions to our core public-safety mission. Our prayers, today and every day, are with Melvin and his family, friends, and coworkers. 

Sick Report Daily Update

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1,176 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 3.3% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.8%. To date, 5,515 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of today, Thursday, May 14, 2020, 5,265 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 155 uniformed members plus 53 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus.

Let us remember and pray for the 42 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., Wedneday, May 13, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Thursday , May 14, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 2,935 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,318 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 7,267 bars and restaurants of which 5,599 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,207 public places of which 834 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3,043 personal care facilities of which 3.043 were closed. 

Social Distancing Enforcement

On May 13, 2020, there were two summonses issued in regard to social distancing enforcement.

All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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