The National Fraternal Order of Police has organized the following Resource Center for tracking state-by-state, locality-by-locality orders and information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the fluid nature of COVID-19, each state is issuing and changing orders on a daily basis. The resources below are being continually updated to help educate and stay on top of these novel issues.
- COVID-19 State-by-State Reference Guide. Click here. The Guide is accessible via the link provided herein. It was compiled by member firms from each state in the ALFA International Network. Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP is a member of ALFA and submitted information for Ohio.
The Guide includes links to various orders from federal, state, and local courts in each jurisdiction.
- USA.gov. Click here. Contact information for state and local health departments. Enter your state.
- New York Times State and Locality Stay-at-Home Orders. Click here. The New York Times has compiled a list of state and counties with stay-at-home orders. The list is accessible via the link provided herein. It is current on a daily basis and is free to access during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Wall Street Journal. Click here. A state-by-state guide. The Wall Street Journal provides a state-by-state guide with PDF links to each state order. This Guide is accessible via the link provided herein and is free to access during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) COVID-19 Related Legislation. Click here. At least 34 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico have introduced legislation to support state action related to COVID-19. The table is accessible via the link provided herein. It is updated on at 5PM EST Monday-Friday.
- Council of State Governments Links to Executive Orders from each state. Click here. The Council of State Governments compiled the Executive Orders issued by each state. The orders are accessible via the link provided herein.
- National Center for State Courts Data Visualization. Click here. The National Center for State Courts provides links to state court COVID-19 websites, jury trial restrictions by state, list of courts restricting entrance, list of in-person proceedings generally suspended, and where virtual hearings are conducted. The visualizations are accessible via the link provided herein.
Information for Employers/Employees
- IRS.gov COVID-19 Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments. Click here. Information for individuals and families, businesses and tax-exempt entities, and health plans and retirement plans.
- SBA.gov Paycheck Protection Program. Click here. Information about the PPP. The SBA resumed accepting PPP applications on April 27, 2020.
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Click here. This document from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides practical guidance for employers for preventing the spread of COVID-19. It address safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.
- CDC Guidance for Small Businesses. Click here. This guidance from the CDC informs owners how best to protect their employees and business health and safety.
- DOL Fact Sheet: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Paid Leave Rights. Click here. DOL has issued information for employees in response to the Families First Act including new paid leave requirements that employers must follow. This resource is helpful for employees to understand their rights.
- DOL Fact Sheet: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employer Paid Leave Requirements. Click here. DOL has issued information for employers in response to the Families First Act including new paid leave requirements. This resource is helpful for employers to understand their requirements.
- Employment and Training Administration Unemployment Insurance Program Letter. Click here. DOL announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letter accessible via the link provided herein, outlining relevant provisions of the CARES Act related to the administration and eligibility criteria for state unemployment insurance programs. Additionally, please see a summary of programs for relief for workers affected by the CARES Act. Click here.
- Employment and Training Administration Guidance on Unemployment Compensation Program. Click here. DOL issued guidance to states as them implements the CARES Act and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program (PEUC). PEUC provides up to 13 weeks of federally funded benefits to qualified individuals.
- U.S. EEOC: Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA. Click here. The EEOC has provided guidance that can help employers implement strategies to navigate the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. Note, the EEO laws, including the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Click here. In an effort to provide one million medical masks to first responders, this campaign is sponsored by the National Police Foundation and Axon Enterprise, Inc., which will match up to $500,000 in donations. 100% of the funds go towards sending first responders medical masks and other PPE.
- CESF Program Solicitation. Click here. Apply through DOJ for emergency funding for your law enforcement department. Deadline May 29, 2020.
- COVID-19 Law Enforcement Impact Dashboard. Click here. The National Police Foundation, in collaboration with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, and Esri, has developed a real-time COVID-19 situational awareness tool for law enforcement agencies. The tool monitors the impact of COVID-19 on first responders.
- Department of Homeland Security COVID-19 Exposure and Risk Mitigation Best Practices for Law Enforcement. Click here. The Resource Guide accessible via the link provided herein includes exposure guidance and decision-making tools for local departments.
- Department of Homeland Security Information for First Responders. Click here. The Department of Homeland Security issued the information accessible via the link provided herein, intended to support first responders’ efforts to provide the best possible service to their team and community in the midst of a pandemic.
- The Invisible Threat: COVID-19 and Officer Safety Webinar. Click here. Former deputy sheriff (Pima County, AZ) and U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona, shares practical guidance on precautions agencies can take to keep officers and staff safe.
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program. Click here. The guidance document accessible via the link provided herein states that the Bureau of Justice Assistance will, “in general,” find that an office contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty. This new guidance from DOJ provides that law enforcement and other first responders who die of COVID-19 and file a claim from the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit program will be eligible for death benefits in most cases.
- Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19 and HIPPA. Click here. The Department of Health and Human Services published guidance accessible via the link provided herein regarding disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities.
- CDC Guidance to Law Enforcement. Click here. The CDC issued the Fact Sheet accessible via the link provided herein specifically for law enforcement personnel.
- IACP General Fact Sheet for Law Enforcement. Click here. The IACP issued the Fact Sheet accessible via the link provided herein specifically for law enforcement personnel.
- CDC Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment. Click here. The CDC issued helpful strategies to consider to optimize the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- CDC Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities. Click here. The CDC issued the Guidance providing information for correctional facilities and detention centers to ensure the continuation of essential public services and protection of the health and safety of incarcerated and detained persons, staff, and visitors.
- CRITAC Law Enforcement Officer Sickness with COVID-19. Click here. Guidance with useful information for law enforcement should they contract COVID-19.
- CRITAC Law Enforcement Officer Exposure to COVID-19. Click here. Guidance with information for law enforcement to assess exposure risk to COVID-19.
- IACP Guidance on “Staying Healthy as a Police Officer.” Click here. The IACP issued the fact sheet accessible via the link provided herein. Included is a sample reporting form for departmental use.
- IACP Guidance for Law Enforcement Families. Click here. The IACP issued healthy practices for families of law enforcement personnel.
- IACP Organization Readiness Checklist. Click here. The IACP issued considerations for agencies and departments including the checklist accessible via the link provided herein for COVID-19 preparedness.
- Officer Wellness and Resiliency During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here. The document provided herein offers tips for law enforcement to prioritize mental and physical wellness.
- Police Executive Research Forum. Click here. PERF developed the page accessible via the link provided herein with up-to-date resources, including daily reports, for law enforcement and agencies responding to COVID-19.
- SAMPLE COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines for First Responders. Click here. Developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
- SAMPLE Officer Exposure Plan. Click here. Developed by the Dallas Police Department, the plan accessible via the link provided herein can be modified to fit the needs of any department.
- SAMPLE COVID-19 Critical Decision-Making Model. Click here. Developed by the Burlington, North Carolina Police Department using the same structure as the standard CDM.
Again, the Resource Center herein is intended to offer up-to-date guidance regarding COVID-19 on a national, state-by-state, and locality-by-locality basis. We encourage you to monitor your state and jurisdiction and send in new orders as they come in and are applicable to law enforcement to email@example.com.