Coronavirus Safety

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Safety for Wastewater Professionals

Quoted

"Use your standardized practices, proper hand hygenie and wear your PPE. There is no evidence to suggest employees of wastewater plants need any additional protection."
- Dr. Matthew Arduino, CDC

US EPA Announces Adjustments to Enforcement

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Enforcement Policy As all of us at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adjust to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we …

Free Webinar April 1: Overview of the Coronavirus, Transmission and Operations Planning

March 30, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > Register for the free webinar > COVID-19 in California: …

SmartCover Offering a COVID-19 Relief Package Remote Sewer Monitoring at No Cost

March 30, 2020

News from California manufacturer SmartCover. SmartCover Offering a COVID-19 Relief Package Remote Sewer Monitoring at NO COST In response to …

WEF Blog: What We Know About Coronavirus and Water Treatment

March 30, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > Dr. Rasha Maal-Bared is a Senior Microbiologist at EPCOR …

State Water Board Launches ELAP COVID-19 Website

March 27, 2020

  State Water Board launches new website… waterboards.ca.gov/elap-covid19  The information on this webpage is based on the latest statewide and …

Learning More About Wastewater and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here >   Several CWEA members have asked about coronavirus and …

April 18th Wastewater Operator Certification Examination has been Cancelled

March 26, 2020

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board As a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) emergency, …

City of Modesto Utilities Department Emergency Response Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 25, 2020

Example of an Emergency Plan from the City of Modesto a medium-size Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) showing their specific example …

CWEA Member Update for 03-18-20

March 24, 2020

Dear CWEA Member: This is a fast-moving situation and we want to provide updates as they become available. All CWEA …

Contractor at City of San Jose WWTP Tests Positive for COVID-19, 17 Employees Self-Quarantine

March 24, 2020

From the San Jose Mercury News… The employee is a janitor working as part of a contract company. The massive …

State Water Board: Meeting Regulations is “Essential Governmental Function”

March 20, 2020

From the State Water Board UPDATED AS OF MARCH 20, 2020 Compliance with Water Board Requirements During the Coronavirus 2019 …

A Message to the WEF Community about Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > A message from WEF, our national federation… The Water …

Disclaimer: The information posted here is a summary of current knowledge about this emerging viral pathogen. The state of knowledge will evolve as additional investigation and research is conducted, so continuous review of reputable sources and websites is advised.