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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

POST is providing a centralized location for law enforcement agencies in the POST-Program to garner information that can be used to develop new, revise existing, or implement policies and procedures that relate to the reduction of transmission of COVID-19.

Background 

On March 13, 2020, President Trump, issued a proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

On March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom, issued an Executive Order N-27-20 addressing the Coronavirus pandemic. In part, the Order directs the Health and Human Services Agency to develop alternatives to leverage in-home services programs, adult protective services programs, area agencies on aging (and others) to support isolation of vulnerable Californians, including seniors and those with serious chronic conditions.

In response to Executive Order N-27-20, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued COVID-19 guidance to older adults and those at elevated risk, which later expanded to the general public.

Recommendations

The following COVID-19 guidance from CDPH is designed to reduce the transmission and severity of the disease.

    • Remain at home until further guidance is issued
    • Cancel any non-essential travel, appointments, etc.
    • Practice social distancing indoors and outdoors
    • Have supplies on hand
    • Practice washing your hands, and do so for at least 20 seconds
    • Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers to supplement hand washing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Practice "respiratory etiquette" by coughing into a tissue or your shirt sleeve

Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs; practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, tabletops, light switches, toilets, sinks, etc.)

The Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance is offering the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CEFF) program which will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to Coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but not limited to , overtime, equipment, hiring, supplies, training and more. 

Stay informed regarding the FBI's COVID-related concerns and find resources on public service announcements, press releases, and additional information about scams, cyber threats, and current COVID-related investigative activity to share with your teams and communities. Follow their Twitter for a continuing stream of public information and resources.