We Care – COVID-19 Resources

The national emergency declared on March 13, 2020 regarding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been terminated by Public Law 118-3 on April 10, 2023. The public health emergency declared by Governor Eric J. Holcomb on March 6, 2020 has been rescinded by Executive Order 22-09, effective March 3, 2022.

This page was last updated on September 26, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Policy for Law Enforcement Officer Deaths due to COVID-19

As an eligibility determination may not be able to be immediately made in these cases, any law enforcement officer who has died as a result of contracting COVID-19 will be recognized as a ‘provisional’ line of duty death on the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial until additional details are available.

Our Criteria for Inclusion are those established by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. For deaths caused by disease, “if it is determined that an officer died as a result of infectious disease contracted while performing official duties, that officer is eligible for inclusion on the memorial.”

If an officer’s agency does not submit the officer for consideration or the officer is denied inclusion once submitted to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, that officer will be removed from the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial.

COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to Law Enforcement, Paramedics,
Other First Responders and Public Health Authorities
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