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APWA – Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By now, you have probably been inundated with news stories about coronavirus. It is an emerging issue that APWA continues to follow closely. Since many of you are on the front lines and in many cases are first responders, it is important for you to have the tools to respond. The best sources regarding COVID-19 have been: the CDC website and the World Health Organization.  Meanwhile, the CDC recommends the following to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect heavily used surfaces and objects on a frequent basis.As of now, all APWA activities will continue as usual.William (Bill) E. Spearman, III, PEAPWA President 2019-2020Scott D. Grayson CAE
Chief Executive Officer