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NAPO addresses COVID-19 sick leave for emergency responders, need-based use of emergency funding

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 3, 2020


NAPO’s Director of Governmental Affairs Andy Edmiston shared the following details about two issues NAPO  is working on regarding recently passed COVID-19 response provisions. The first concerns how the federal government is implementing the new coronavirus-related paid sick leave policy passed as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and its impact on […]

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Governor’s Executive Order protects workers when they or their close contacts are sick

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 3, 2020


Few exceptions to Executive Order declaring state public policy to stay home for those who test positive or show symptoms of COVID-19 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36 on April 3, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their […]

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Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 30, 2020


As of March 30, 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued the following Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak following the National Emergency declared by the President. Please click on the links below for information on the individual Executive Orders.

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State Attorney General clarifies Stay Home, Stay Safe for police, businesses, residents

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 27, 2020


The Michigan Attorney General launched a new website dedicated to coronavirus, including suggested practices for police and prosecutors, which can be found toward the bottom of the webpage. Other areas of michigan.gov/coronavirus website have been added to help clarify Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order include: Guidance for individuals to determine when they can leave […]

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Washington Report – March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Legislation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 27, 2020


By a vote of 96-0, the Senate passed a massive $2 trillion stimulus package (S. 3548) to help in the fight against the coronavirus at the federal, state and local levels and boost the economy. In addition to billions of dollars in funding to aid hospitals, businesses and bolster state unemployment benefits, the stimulus includes […]

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Executive Order impacts NAPO staff, events

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 25, 2020


Virginia’s governor issued an Executive Order instituting significant new restrictions on businesses within Virginia, which is where NAPO’s office is located. Gatherings of 10 or more persons are prohibited in any location, public or private. Certain essential retail businesses (which are listed) may remain open as normal. Other retail businesses must limit in-person shopping to […]

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Michigan Governor issues Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 24, 2020


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an Executive Order for Michigan residents to help combat COVID-19, effective 12:01 a.m. March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020. The temporary requirement was issued to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. “To suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health […]

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Karoub Report – March 2020 COVID-19 Response

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 20, 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) response has been a major part of legislative action in March. Before recessing until March 25 and scaling back session days to just one day per week through mid-April, the Legislature approved $125 million additional General Fund dollars for coronavirus response with $50 million specifically set aside to expand health care capacity; COVID-19 […]

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Washington Report – March 16, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 16, 2020


As of March 13, the U.S. Capitol Complex, including House and Senate Office Buildings, are closed to the public and many members of Congress have closed their D.C. offices and directed their staff to telework due to COVID-19. NAPO’s meetings on the Hill are now phone calls and much of our work will be done […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 28, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 2, 2020


NAPO met with the staff of Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, to discuss the legislation we are prioritizing for National Police Week (week of May 11). NAPO works in conjunction with other national law enforcement organizations – both management and labor – to push a […]

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