COVID-19 RESOURCES

TMPA has sought out the most current and relevant information regarding COVID-19, please reach out to us with any questions: info@tmpa.org.




TMPA COVID-19 News

COPS, WORKER’S COMP AND THE COVID-19 | By Executive Director Kevin Lawrence

We know you all have questions about what to do during this crisis, pandemic, bedlam that we all find ourselves addressing. As has been pointed out so eloquently, cops cannot shelter in place and most of you are not being provided with the necessary equipment, supplies and tools to protect yourselves. Click here.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have COVID-19 work-related questions? We have answers. Click here.



Information for Employers/Employees

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

 

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. Click here.

DOL Fact Sheet: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Paid Leave Rights

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. Click here.

DOL Fact Sheet: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employer Paid Leave Requirements

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. Click here.

Employment and Training Administration Unemployment Insurance Program Letter

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

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. Click here.

U.S. EEOC: Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA

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.


Information for Law Enforcement

COVID-19 Law Enforcement Impact Dashboards

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. Click here.

Department of Homeland Security Information for First Responders

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. Click here.

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program

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. Click here.

Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19 and HIPAA

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. Click here.

CDC Guidance to Law Enforcement

The CDC issued the Fact Sheet accessible via the link provided herein specifically for law enforcement personnel. Click here.

IACP General Fact Sheet for Law Enforcement

The IACP issued the Fact Sheet accessible via the link provided herein specifically for law enforcement personnel. Click here.

CDC Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment

The CDC issued helpful strategies to consider to optimize the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). Click here.

CDC Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities

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. Click here.

IACP Guidance on “Staying Healthy as a Police Officer”

The IACP issued the fact sheet accessible via the link provided herein. Included is a sample reporting form for departmental use. Click here.

IACP Guidance for Law Enforcement Families

The IACP issued healthy practices for families of law enforcement personnel. Click here.

Police Executive Research Forum

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. Click here.

SAMPLE Officer Exposure Plan

Developed by the Dallas Police Department, the plan accessible via the link provided herein can be modified to fit the needs of any department. Click here.

SAMPLE COVID-19 Critical Decision-Making Model

Developed by the Burlington, North Carolina Police Department using the same structure as the standard CDM. Click here.


OTHER RESOURCES

How to Properly Wash Your Hands