International Association of Chiefs of Police launched a new web page that includes general information for law enforcement agencies about COVID-19, FEMA and WHO updates, and an Organizational Readiness Guide to help law enforcement prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
This webpage is dedicated to aiding law enforcement in learning more about COVID-19 and how agencies can prepare. We will post new information as it becomes available.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It has now been identified in more than 90 countries. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses found in people and animals causing a range of illnesses from the common cold to severe respiratory infection. Due to the increased availability of testing, more COVID-19 infections are being identified every day. As it is a newly-identified virus, this is an emerging and rapidly-evolving situation and new information becomes available daily.