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Coronavirus Outbreak Response

This page offers members the most recent information on the Section's response to the Coronavirus outbreak and the latest updates that impact our members.

 

last updated Tue, May 19, 8:20 am

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The Upper Peninsula and parts of Northern Michigan from Manistee to Alpena are now in Phase 4. The rest of the Lower Peninsula remain in Phase 3.


 

MI-AWWA Volunteers

Thank you for continuing to do the work of the Section. Please contact staff for assistance in reserving a teleconference line or GoToMeeting.

Event Transition - Reschedules, Going Virtual and Cancellation

All trainings scheduled for 2020 are in the process of being confirmed or transitioned to a virtual platform. See the Events Calendar for details on current offered trainings.If you received an email about a class you are registered for being transitioned to a virtual format or otherwise rescheduled, please visit the transition form to let us know how you would like to handle your registration.

COVID-19 Blog

Members may read and subscribe to the Section's COVID-19 blog here.

Coronavirus Resource Library

Check here for sample documents Michigan water supplies are using to help communicate with customers and maintain operations. Documents shared in the File Library are offered as reference. It is up to each utility to determine what steps are best suited for their community's situation. Members may add a file directly or email staff to have us upload the file to the library on your behslf.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Guidelines

Michigan continues to follow the March 19 CISA guidelines for critical employees, which is not the latest version. Download the guidance document here.

Acquiring Personal Protective Equipment

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce website offers a list of available sources for PPE. Also, although cloth masks are not considered PPE, they do offer some protection against the spread of the virus.If you haven't already, request cloth masks from MiWARN  here.

 

Resources

AWWA - The AWWA coronavirus resource page was created to help members determine  needed action and provide an update on Association actions taken.

AWWA published a report on the Financial Impact of COVID-19. Download the report.

View recording of AWWA's COVID-19 Webinars and find other free resources here.

EGLE - The Michigan Dept of Environment, Great Lakes, and Engery offers information  for operators to help manage water facility operations. EGLE has issued guidance on  flushing after reconnection of service for water customers

For information on the weekly calls being held by the DWEHD, visit the Community Water Supply page on the EGLE website.

The spring drinking water operator exam has been rescheduled for July 23, 2020. Contact EGLE with questions and for details. The fall exam remains on the calendar for November 4, 2020.

MDHHS - The Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services also has a page to keep you updated about state efforts.

EPAEnforcement implications memo issued 3/26/20.

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership - Guidance on preparing for a pandemic.


Please check back frequently for updates.


 

Emergency Operators

If you are a licensed water or wastewater operator and have the ability to help out a nearby facility in the short-term if they are understaffed, please sign up for the licensed operator pool here. Thank you to all those who have already signed up! You may direct questions to


Bonnifer Ballard, MI-AWWA, bballard@mi-water.org

Tim Neumann, MRWA, tneumann@mrwa.net

Allison Wood, MWEA, awood@mi-wea.org

 

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