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Spat on, cussed out, assaulted: how Covid is endangering security officers

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Security officers unsafe during Covid

They have been spat on, accosted by Covid-19 deniers and assaulted for merely enforcing state rules.

When the Covid-19 pandemic closed down California’s offices, malls and event spaces last year, nearly 200,000 security officers stayed behind as the rest of the state sheltered in place. They kept shut down venues safe while enforcing a panoply of rules at the few that stayed open. Then came the protests, and the election lies – turning an already fraught situation even more tense.

“It’s a powder keg right now, it’s crazy,” said Robert Branch, the southern California industry vice-president for SEIU-USWW, the state’s local union of security officers. “Officers were already dealing with issues, now they’re confronting people who may want to fight and could possibly be Covid positive.”


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