For Immediate Release
July 29, 2020
The Board of Water Supply was informed today that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.“We are taking and have been taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and the community.” Stated Manager Ernest Lau. Lau continued by saying, “The affected employee is under the care of a physician and we wish them a safe and speedy recovery.”
Dr. Jill Omori, the infectious disease expert for the City and County of Honolulu has been consulted and after reviewing the details, has advised that there should be no cause for worry and that she does not believe there has been exposure to any other BWS staff. The area where the employee sits is not open to the public and this employee does not interact with the public.
Per the Mayor’s and Governor’s Emergency Orders, all BWS employees wear masks while moving about the facilities and when interacting with other employees, they practice social distancing and utilize the sanitation stations.
The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of “Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola” – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.” For more information, visit www.boardofwatersupply.com, follow @BWSHonolulu or like the BWS’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BWSHonolulu.
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