Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Nation’s biggest water supplier isolating staff over virus
The nation’s largest treated water supply district is isolating workers, reducing the number of on-site employees, and giving its executive director broad powers, in the wake of stay-at-home orders and health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is also recasting technology upgrades to focus more on laptop than desktop computers so that staff can work at home during this outbreak and future emergencies.
- Los Angeles Times: L.A. threatens to shut off water, power of businesses breaking coronavirus rules
- KTLA: Mayor Garcetti announces water and power will be shut off for nonessential L.A. businesses that don’t close
- Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Lake County health officer closes Clear Lake to guard against coronavirus
- Napa Valley Register: Public Works: Calistoga’s water is safe to drink, no impact on service due to COVID-19