The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the attached alert about potential increased threats to health care facilities. The alert was issued in response to recent incidents in which a “racially motivated violent extremist” targeted a medical facility. The Islamic State of Iraq in ash-Sham (ISIS) has also endorsed attacks in countries impacted by COVID-19.

The alert specifically mentions the following potential threat indicators:

  • Individuals surveilling medical facilities
  • Frequent, multiple perimeter surveillance “false” alarms
  • Testing security; sabotage or holes in fences or security barriers
  • Vandalism of perimeter security equipment
  • Persons seeking employment who do not have proper identification documents
  • Negligent professional behavior or abnormal individual personal behavior

GNYHA urges all members to carefully review the FBI alert and increase facility security posture as warranted.