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 7/22/20

CDC and Several CA Counties Recommend Wearing a Cloth Mask

April 14, 2020

Updates These orders may apply to workers in the field and construction sites be sure to check with your employer …

Recorded CWEA Webinar: Continuity of Operations and Emergency Staffing

April 14, 2020

Coverage of water workforce topics is supported by waterTALENT COVID-19 in CA Webinar – Continuity of Operations and Emergency Staffing …

‘Flushable’ Wipes Stories Storm the Media as TP Shortage Strikes

April 13, 2020

March 2020 may go down as one the biggest moments in the wastewater professions’ battle against “flushable” wipes. A combination …

California’s Beale Air Force Base Overwhelmed with Wipes

April 13, 2020

Written and photography by: Senior Airman Colville McFee, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Beale Air Force Base, Calif. – The 9th Civil …

International Researchers Launch COVID-19 Water Blog

April 13, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > The new website is: covid19waterblog.wordpress.com One of their first …

Study in the Journal ‘Nature’ Finds Coronavirus Inactive in Stool Samples

April 12, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > From the paper’s April 1, 2020 abstract. Note the …

Environmental Engineers and Scientists Play Important Role in Stemming Pandemic

April 10, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > By Krista R. Wigginton and Alexandria B. Boehm Environmental …

New CDC Interim Guidance for Essential Workers Exposed to Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patient

April 9, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > From the CDC Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices …

US EPA Maintains List of Disinfectants for Use Against Coronavirus

April 6, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > The US EPA is taking further action to help …

Learning More About Wastewater and Coronavirus

April 5, 2020

We are gathering photos of safety items for wastewater workers. To share one, please email a photo to amackie@cwea.org Several …

Recorded CASA-CWEA Webinar: Coronavirus, Transmission and Operations Planning

April 2, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > Thank you for attending yesterday’s Overview of the Coronavirus, Transmission …

US EPA Announces Adjustments to Enforcement

March 31, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > COVID-19 Enforcement Policy As all of us at the …

Former DC Water GM Releases Coronavirus Compendium, Advice for Utility Managers

March 31, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > From George Hawkins, President of Moonshot Missions and the …

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 …

Dutch Researchers Find Coronavirus RNA in Wastewater Treatment Plants

March 28, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > This article is from the covid19waterblog.wordpress.com, a blog run …

State Water Board Launches ELAP COVID-19 Website

March 27, 2020

  Updates 4/16/20 New! Guidance on how to respond to a positive coronavirus case in the laboratory Updated! Schedules for …

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, …

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.