NACCHO Requests DOJ Assistance in Protecting Health Department Personnel

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) this week sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting that his recent federal directive to protect school personnel be expanded to include health department officials and staff. Pointing to the increasing threats and violence being faced by many local health department personnel relative to the COVID-19 pandemic response, NACCHO urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to direct federal authorities to meet with local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement entities to address the risks of harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against health department staff.

The full NACCHO letter is available here.