Coronavirus Safety

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Wastewater Worker Safety

"The scientific community has found no evidence of viable COVID-19 virus in wastewater systems. While there is still a lot we don't know, it appears contracting COVID-19 through exposure to wastewater is unlikely."
- WEF Update 5/19/20

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 …

Feds Release Guidance on Defining Critical Infrastructure Including Water-Wastewater

March 20, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here >      Download the CISA Guidance Water-Wastewater Specific Plan …

Public Advised to NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels Down Toilet – Throw Them Away Instead

March 19, 2020

  Announcement from the State Water Resources Control Board While the State Water Board and other public agencies encourage Californians …

WEF Recorded Webinar: Pandemic Continuity of Operations (COOP) Essential Personnel

March 19, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here >   This webinar occurred on March 19th. During the …

CDC Issues Guidance for Water and Wastewater Systems

March 19, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > The CDC released this Q&A on water and wastewater …

National Coronavirus Guidelines from the White House

March 18, 2020

OSHA Provides COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

March 17, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > On 3/17/20 OSHA released new guidance for COVID-19 and …

CDC Recommends Not Holding Events for Next Eight Weeks

March 16, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > From the CDC on 3/15/20… Large events and mass …

WEF Infographic: Coronavirus Wastewater Worker Protection

March 15, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here >

AC20 is Postponed to Oct 27-30 in Reno

March 14, 2020

This afternoon, Friday, March 13th, the board of directors and executive committee of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) made …

Plumbing Expert Discusses COVID-19 Transmission in Hong Kong High-Rise

March 10, 2020

Article from Pete DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research at IAPMO. Pete looks at the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) …

WHO Guide: Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19

March 8, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > From the World Health Organization This Technical Brief supplements …

WRF Video: Coronavirus Research Update Recorded Video, March 12th

March 2, 2020

This webinar was hosted by WRF. To watch the recorded webinar, complete the registration form and you will be taken …

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.