The Department is issuing an order regarding COVID-19 contact exposure procedures. I reviewed and discussed it with Chief Cameron. One part of the order defines the Prescribed Quarantine Period. The current time frame recommended by the CDC is 14 days. The department refers to current CDC recommendations without a specific number of days in this section of the order in case those recommendations change. This avoids having to put out confusing and/or conflicting orders. I am satisfied from my conversation with Chief Cameron that he is absolutely looking out for the members.
Additionally, the department has also put out an order outlining additional measures to limit potential exposure through less personal contact. (Patrol Division Memo 20-06) Please familiarize yourself with all related orders. This is an evolving situation and we can expect modifications as necessary.