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John Nuthall


April 15, 2020

PBA applauds Gov. Cuomo for prioritizing COVID-19 antibody testing for NYC Police Officers

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

”This is a smart move by Governor Cuomo that will ultimately help get our city and state back up and running. New York City police officers have been overlooked in this crisis because New Yorkers are used to seeing us everywhere. We are in the grocery stores, the subways, the hospitals and housing complexes, interacting with both the sick and the healthy. But that is precisely the reason we need more testing. We are a bell-weather: we live in the five boroughs and surrounding counties, and our work touches every aspect of society. Priority testing for police officers will provide important intelligence about how this virus has spread and who is still at risk. It will also ensure that we are not silently spreading the disease to our colleagues or the communities we serve. We thank the Governor for recognizing the unique and critical job police officers do and helping us protect ourselves and the public.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.