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

Water, Wastewater Professional’s Guide to COVID-19 by WEF

May 21, 2020

View all coronavirus stories > WEF releases an updated and expanded version of “The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19” Authors: …

Chinese Study Finds Infectious Coronavirus in Feces of Two Severely Ill Patients

May 18, 2020

According to a new study posted by the CDC… Isolation of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in feces indicates the possibility of fecal–oral …

California Wastewater Utilities Participating in COVID-19 Sewer Surveillance

May 14, 2020

View all coronavirus stories > Testing wastewater for RNA strands of the coronavirus might tell local officials how widespread COVID-19 …

Recorded Webinar: Wastewater and Coronavirus Update #2

May 9, 2020

View all Coronavirus stories > CASA and CWEA once again brought together leading national and California experts on the coronavirus …

Free Book from WEF: Safety, Health and Security in Wastewater Systems

April 30, 2020

This Manual of Practice serves as an injury-reduction tool to all those working in the wastewater field. Safety, Health and …

Agency Compliance Assistance-COVID-19

April 30, 2020

The CWEA safety committee’s number one concern is our members safety. By now, you have received valuable information on all …

CalWARN Distributing Free Cloth Facemasks to Water, Wastewater Utilities

April 30, 2020

Please note: Orders must be placed by a water or wastewater system. If you are not the correct contact, please share …

Obtaining PPE Supplies

April 27, 2020

Updated 4/30/20 FEMA and CalWARN offering water/wastewater utilities free cloth masks   Information from CASA… As facemasks and other essential …

Recorded Webinar: WEF Interviews CDC About Coronavirus Community Surveillance

April 27, 2020

Wastewater epidemiology has been used for decades to track the presence of infectious diseases such as polio in communities. It …

Australian Water-Wastewater Association Posts Coronavirus Fact Sheet

April 27, 2020

From the Australian Water-Wastewater Association… What is Coronavirus (CoV)? Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of envelopedi RNAii viruses. …

State Water Board Declares Treated Wastewater, Reuse Water Safe from Coronavirus

April 22, 2020

Press release from the State Water Board. View CWEA’s round-up of coronavirus stories here. Existing stringent state standards protect public …

Member Surveys Show PPE Shortage, Wipes Struggles

April 21, 2020

View CWEA’s round-up of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worker safety information here > Throughout CWEA’s three COVID-19 webinars we’ve been surveying wastewater …

Recorded Webinar: Coronavirus and Wastewater Disinfection

April 20, 2020

CWEA’s fourth free COVID-19 in CA webinar From April 30, 2020 The experts tell us the coronavirus is here to …

Photo Gallery: CWEA Member PPE Selfies

April 20, 2020

Show off your PPE Whatever happens in this pandemic, the wastewater keeps flowing. CWEA members are #essentialworkers out there keeping …

Recorded Webinar: Managing Collection Systems During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

  COVID-19 in CA free Webinar – Collection Systems and Coronavirus Pandemic was held on Wednesday, April 15th. The webinar …

WEF Forms Blue Ribbon Panel to Address Worker Safety

April 16, 2020

What we know today (4/16/20) WEF is continuing to work on the matter of wastewater worker protection from disease causing …

US EPA Temporary Advisory on NPDES Reporting

April 15, 2020

Temporary Advisory for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Reporting in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic On March 26, 2020, EPA’s …

Australian Scientist Examines Coronavirus and Wastewater Worker Safety

April 15, 2020

Dr. Fiona Young is an Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. She taught …

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.