Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?

Wastewater treatment plant operations should ensure workers follow routine practices to prevent exposure to wastewater. These include using engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment normally required for work tasks when handling untreated wastewater. No additional COVID-19–specific protections are recommended for employees involved in wastewater management operations, including those at wastewater treatment facilities.

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1. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
2. How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
3. What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?
4. How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?
5. How can I still participate in the Council Meetings without being able to be there in person?
6. Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?
7. Is our water safe to drink?
8. What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?
9. Does the City have a contingency fund to help get through this pandemic and continue basic City services?
10. How is Cocoa working with other agencies throughout the County and State to make sure services are maintained and information is communicated?
11. Does the City of Cocoa have it's own Emergency Manager or do you just coordinate with the County?
12. Why haven't you shut down the City?
13. What is the City of Cocoa doing to protect it's employees?
14. Should I use soap and water or a hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
15. What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?
16. Are children more at risk?
17. How should parents talk to children about COVID-19?
18. Do I need to boil my water?
19. Can I get COVID-19 from wastewater or sewage?
20. Do wastewater treatment plants treat COVID-19?
21. Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?
22. Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?