What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?

The Utilities Department continues to refine its emergency action plans and continued operations plan as the pandemic evolves. In the event that a worker gets sick, the City of Cocoa has policies in place to quarantine the individual affected. The plant currently runs on shifts and we have sufficient licensed operators to make shift adjustments for workers who become sick and still be able to safely operate the plant. There are a number of treatment processes at the plant from the filters until it hits your tap that provide virus inactivation in accordance with FDEP and EPA guidelines and there is no direct contact with workers after the filters and no ability to contaminate the water. The City has also implemented a few policies during this time to limit interaction with the public in our facilities and to continually sanitize our facilities.

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