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Information for Public Water Systems on COVID-19

Water Utility COVID-19 Financial Impact Tool

Restoring Water Quality in Buildings for Reopening

Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings With Low or No Use

FEMA Fact Sheet on PPE for Non-Healthcare Settings

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems After a Prolonged Shutdown

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the potential impact to public water systems. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published information about the transmission of COVID-19 in water at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html.

CDC Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19

CDC Do's and Dont's for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Incident Action Checklist - Pandemic Incidents

Essential Water/Wastewater Worker Letter Template

The Alabama Rural Water Association is organizing a pool of volunteer operators to assist water systems with operator shortages due to COVID-19. More information on the program is available on their Coronavirus Preparedness and Response page.

For information on COVID-19 in Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website.

Water Utility Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response (Version 3.0)

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators also have a resource page related to COVID-19 from a drinking water perspective.

The CDC has a webpage explaining what citizens should do in the event of a boil water advisory.

Please ensure your water system has taken the necessary precautions and is prepared to ensure continuity of service in the event of quarantines or illness of key personnel. Should there be any impacts to service as a result of COVID-19 or other emergency, please contact the Drinking Water Branch at (334) 271-7773 and your county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) or if necessary the Alabama EMA.