Thursday, March 12, 2020


I am sure everyone knows about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via from the internet, social media, or the local news. 

For those that know little about the virus, it is basically an advanced version of the flu that is currently making its way around the world. No one is immune, and everyone is on alert concerning the virus. 

Obviously the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are aware of the virus and are attempting to battle it appropriately. However, when it comes to Law Enforcement no matter what happens or the status of the subject(s) involved LEOs will still respond to assist. 

Law Enforcement Agencies aren’t unaware of the virus going around, most agencies have reinforced trainings pertaining to universal pre-cautions when dealing with the public and when/where it would be appropriate to put on any personal protective equipment (PPE) the agency has issued. 

That being the case, AGAIN…even if an incident occurs where a known subject is infected with the virus…LEOs will still respond and resolve the incident appropriately. 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) triggers symptoms up to two (2) weeks after entering the body, the virus triggers similar symptoms to that of the flu (i.e. Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath) because the virus derives from the flu. 

There is no vaccine to prevent the virus, however it is recommended that the infected subject seek further medical care. Per the CDC, majority of those that catch the virus will recover as if it was the flu. However, those subjects with a compromised immune system or that of a severe medical condition can be more danger than those without, hence why they are recommended to seek further medical care. 

Just like every other sickness, if the subject is unwell then they should remain home and away from anyone they could potentially infect. If that subject has to go into the public, they should wear a mask and keep their distance when interacting with the public. Return home immediately, get plenty of rest, and the virus should pass without issue. 

Society definitely isn’t overreacting with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is contagious at certain points during infection and has been labeled a pandemic because of how many countries have been exposed to the virus. 

For my brothers & sisters in uniform, be wary when dealing with the public, wash your hands often, and clean all the surfaces that more than one person have access to. The worse will pass and society will continue to thrive…

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