BPUB reports three additional COVID-19 cases

Brownsville Public Utilities Board announced Friday that three additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19 with the positive tests confirmed between Sept. 5 and Sept. 9.

BPUB said the employees were last seen at the facility between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including:

>>Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work area.

>>Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas.

>>Working with city and county health officials.

“BPUB will continue to follow CDC guidelines for workplace safety, require employees to use facial coverings, promote good hygiene practices and share health, safety and travel guidelines with all employees,” a press release reads.

“BPUB wants to reassure customers that there is still staff on hand for ongoing electric, water and wastewater operations and customer service inquiries. Many departments are working from remote locations until the pandemic eases. BPUB offices have been closed to visitors and customers since March 17.”

BPUB is encouraging the community to practice social distancing by making account inquiries or paying bills online or by phone to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. For questions about BPUB’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the BPUB website at www.brownsville-pub.com or call (956) 983-6121.

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