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Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

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This message from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which administers the federal Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program, notes that under federal law, conditions caused by infectious diseases, viruses, and bacteria may be found to be an injury sustained in the line of duty.
This resource provides guidance on how the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may impact law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders and how BJA's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program is addressing claims based on COVID-19 exposure.
Date Created: April 9, 2020