“We’re all petrified,” a police source admitted to The Post earlier Friday.
The union has said that a new shipment of fresh supplies for officers won’t come until at least May.
Police sources also said the NYPD hadn’t provided enough training and protocol regarding how police should handle suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients.
Mayor de Blasio said The Post report was “not true” in a pair of tweets Friday night.
“We have a request in to the FDA for 2.2 million more N95 masks from the strategic stockpile,” de Blasio said, referring to the CDC-recommended masks.
“We can report right now that [the city Health Department] has 16 million surgical masks in their emergency stockpile and should be getting 25 million more in the next two weeks.”