Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on March 28, 2020, 8:55 pm
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Death in the Family

It is with great sadness that the New York City Police Department announces the death of another member of our family stemming from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Detective Cedric Dixon, assigned to the 32nd Precinct Detective Squad, died on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Detective Dixon became a member of the NYPD on December 08, 1997. 

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., Friday, March 27, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 2,620 supermarkets of which 1,284 were closed for business;
  • NYPD officers visited 7,200 bars and restaurants of which 4,814 were closed for business;
  • NYPD officers visited 1,264 public places of which 761 were closed;
  • NYPD officers visited 3,140 personal care facilities of which 3,136 were closed. 

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

NYPD Officers on Sick Report

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, 4,342 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick report which accounts for 12% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. Currently, 608 uniformed members and 88 civilian members tested positive for the Coronavirus.

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