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Letter to Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Directors
April 10, 2020 To: Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO)  Re: COVID-19 Dispatch Notification Policies and Procedures We are writing to you today to request that each of your Local Public Health Agency (LPHA) members enact a policy for information sharing with the first responders in their communities related to COVID-19 cases. We greatly appreciate the difficult work that LPHAs are doing for their communities during this unprecedented time. First responders a...

Another Open Letter to Our Nation’s Governors - 10 April 2020
Dear Governors, I am writing to you again on behalf of the members of the National Fraternal Order of Police as well as our members in your State to urge you to amend your State and local workman’s compensation laws through executive or legislative action and establish a presumption that law enforcement officers who contract the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) did so in the line of duty. For States that have public safety officer death or disability programs, I urge that they also...

BREAKING!!! STATEMENT OF NATIONAL PRESIDENT PATRICK YOES ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO PSOB IN COVID-19 CASES
"With Great Appreciation to the President and his Team at the Justice Department" Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded today’s announcement that law enforcement and other public safety officers who file a death benefit claim through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) program for a COVID-19 related death will be found by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to have contracted the disease in the line of duty in most cases. “This was a vitally ...

FOP'S Lobbyist - Frontline Public Affairs - Legisislative Update
April 9, 2020 State Legislature On Wednesday, April 8 the Legislature’s Executive Committee (EC) met and discussed the legislative schedule, deciding to aim for an updated revenue projection from both the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) and Legislative Council on May 12, and to have the session resume on May 18. They emphasized that while May 18 is the current goal for reconvening, it is important to maintain flexibility due to the potential reality of the public health issu...

Colorado State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police - COVID-19 - Worker’s Compensation Informational Sheet
Can on duty exposure to Covid-19 be considered a work comp claim? Yes, you can file a work comp claim due to an on the job exposure to a virus, harmful chemical, and/or other toxin. This includes Covid-19. What should I do if I believe I was exposed to Covid-19 on the job? DOCUMENTATION You must have clear documentation regarding any and all possible exposures. If you have possible work related exposures on a regular basis, maintain documentation regarding all potential exposures....

National FOP Develops COVID-19 Informational Website for Members
Standing Strong During a Pandemic As the Coronavirus continues to affect nearly every aspect of our lives, law enforcement is on the front lines nationwide, rising to the challenge of protecting and serving our communities while working to stay safe ourselves. The FOP is committed to supporting our brothers and sisters in blue by keeping them informed and updated on the latest news on this evolving situation. We will fight this pandemic together — and win. We are FOP strong. Follow this l...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VIRTUAL MAY 2, 2020 BIENNIAL STATE CONFERENCE
TO: All Colorado FOP Members FROM: Stephen Schulz, Colorado FOP President DATE: 6 April, 2020 RE: Virtual Biennial State Conference via Webinar Linking Brothers & Sisters On May 2nd we will be conducting our state conference via a webinar. These are unprecedented times we face with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our members are warriors who continue to proudly serve their communities in the face of invisible killer which has unfortunately taken the life of one of our deputies in El Paso Cou...

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