NYPD reassigns its nurses to help clear cops for duty after coronavirus
NYPD cops who are also certified nurses are pitching in to clear an influx of fellow officers as they return to work after calling out sick with coronavirus, sources told The Post Saturday.
Several registered-nurse officers — who had been formerly on patrol — have been assigned to the NYPD’s medical division to help doctors assess sick cops and approve them to return to active duty once they’ve recovered, the sources said.
The NYPD could not confirm how many nurses were reassigned, amid a rising number of cops who have tested positive for the virus.
As of Saturday, a total of 6,698 NYPD employees had called out sick during the crisis, representing over 18% of the uniformed force.
Another 1,775 NYPD employees had tested positive for the deadly disease, officials said.
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