Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update and Response | Columbia Borough Police Department

The CDC is recommending social distancing among all citizens.  There will be some minor changes and responses during the next few weeks.  You will still see Officers from the Columbia Borough Police patrolling the community and enforcing laws.  We are encouraging all non-emergency calls to be handled over the telephone at (717)684-7735 when possible.  If you need to bring documents into the Police Department, you can utilize the Dispatch Center, however all communication will be done through the audio system. Please try to refrain from coming to the Station.  They will also refrain from physical contact with the general public (ie. hand shaking) except in cases of arrest or lifesaving measures.  Officers will be issued personal protective equipment (ie.respirators, and gloves), so you may see them handling certain calls wearing this equipment.  Don't be alarmed if you see certain first responders wearing masks for calls.  This is to protect the Officers and our citizens from further spread.  Wash your hands frequently and stay six feet away from other persons.   We greatly appreciate your patience during this time.

For more information visit:

Lancaster County Emergency Management - https://www.lancema.us/

PA Department of Health - https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

PA Emergency Management Agency - https://www.pema.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx

Center for Disease Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situatio...

Source:  Columbia Borough Police Department

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