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What RSP Command Security Personnel Need to Know about: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


During this COVID-19 crisis, RSP Command wants to ensure all active employees are aware of the following information and guidelines recommended by the CDC for Law enforcement and security personnel: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.


Below are helpful guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and law enforcement and security protocols.

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms after exposure can appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days.

  2. Protect yourself from exposure. Try to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other persons, particularly those exhibiting the above symptoms. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available and illicit drugs are NOT suspected to be present, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol or sanitary wipes. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

  3. Recommended Personal Protection Equipment: At a minimum, have disposable latex gloves, masks, hand sanitizers and/or wipes. And use them! 

  4. If close contact is made with any individual suspected of having COVID-19, clean and disinfect your cloths and other gear prior to re-use. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the product label. Follow standard procedures for the containment and disposal of a used PPE. Follow standard procedures for containing and laundering clothes. Avoid shaking the clothes. Make sure that you document any possible exposure.

  5. Reduce Transmission Among Employees: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home:

  • Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor and stay home.

  • Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

  • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.

Remember, be aware of who you are coming in contact with and watch for signs of exposure. Keep your distance. Follow common sense hygiene protocols. Don't hesitate to ask for EMS / EMT assistance if you think you need it. You are a key component in combating this virus and keeping your community safe, so stay safe and stay healthy.

Please contact your site Managers with any questions or Concerns.

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