Public Safety

Read: School Districts, Colleges Grapple with How to Handle 2020 Graduations

School Districts, Colleges Grapple with How to Handle 2020 Graduations

Some schools have landed on drive-in graduations while others will do virtual ceremonies followed by in-person events at a later date.

Read: UPDATED: Where All 50 States (Plus D.C.) Stand with Coronavirus School Closures

UPDATED: Where All 50 States (Plus D.C.) Stand with Coronavirus School Closures

While the vast majority of states have closed schools for the remainder of the school year, some are still holding out hope.

Read: Knightscope Robots Now Make Coronavirus Public Safety Announcements

Knightscope Robots Now Make Coronavirus Public Safety Announcements

Three Knightscope robot models can now issue COVID-19 public safety announcements manually, randomly or when a person is detected.

Read: Floridians Voice Frustration with Late Shutdown as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Floridians Voice Frustration with Late Shutdown as Coronavirus Cases Rise

At least 38 coronavirus cases across the country have been linked to one Florida festival, creating criticism of the governor’s delayed state shutdown.

Read: Online Extremists Urge Followers to Incite Panic During COVID-19 Crisis

Online Extremists Urge Followers to Incite Panic During COVID-19 Crisis

Extremist groups are pushing accelerationism, a theory that believes carrying out attacks against minorities will allow for the building of a “racially pure nation.”

Read: The Coronavirus and Public Safety: Lessons Learned by a Large Institution (So Far)

The Coronavirus and Public Safety: Lessons Learned by a Large Institution (So Far)

Here’s what works and what doesn’t across five broad campus public safety operational categories: personnel, plans and procedures, facilities, equipment and communications.

Read: Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Experts say the spreading of the coronavirus has also shown many hospitals are not prepared to handle a public health crisis.

Read: URI Public Safety Department Now Receives 9-1-1 Calls Directly

URI Public Safety Department Now Receives 9-1-1 Calls Directly

Prior to the transition, 9-1-1 calls made from campus were routed to a local police department before being relayed to campus police.

Read: CDC: Americans Should Prepare for Spread of Coronavirus

CDC: Americans Should Prepare for Spread of Coronavirus

A top health official said Tuesday that it isn’t a matter of if the coronavirus will continue to spread but when and how severely.

Read: ‘Gray Death’ Drug Could Kill By Simply Touching It, Police Warn

‘Gray Death’ Drug Could Kill By Simply Touching It, Police Warn

The drug can be similar in appearance to concrete, and touching or inhaling it can quickly lead to fatal respiratory depression.

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