COVID-19 Response in Cities: Maintaining Your City's Public Safety and Emergency Response Services [open pdf - 175KB]
From the Document: "Cities have moved quickly this year to provide many services remotely or at a safe social distance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], but public safety and emergency response present unique challenges. Police, fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and other first responders are responding to routine calls and emergencies that require them to be in closer personal contact with the public than other city employees. In addition, first responders often must cope with residents' mental health challenges layered atop the general stress of the pandemic. To the extent that a city is experiencing significant revenue losses, budget cuts may add further challenges to the provision of these critical services. Consider the [included] steps for protecting first responders and the general public while ensuring public safety in your city."
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