Author: Cheryl

Valley Waste COVID 19 Guidelines

Coronavirus Update

3/16/2020

The health and safety of our employees and their families is of critical importance to our company.  As the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, our company’s attention falls directly on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, families, and the communities in which we serve.

We are closely following the recommendations by health and industry leaders and will share information as it becomes necessary and available.  At this time, we do not anticipate that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on our operations and we remain committed to providing the same quality service to which you are accustomed.  However, minor disruptions such as later than normal pickup times or longer call hold times may arise.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through this unprecedented national health emergency.

How should household waste that comes from the home of a patient with COVID-19 be managed?  Based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), waste from a household can be managed as they typically would be for the flu. Make sure trash is all bagged and sealed. 

Because the COVID-19 virus is not a Category A infectious substance, no special precautions are necessary.  Additionally, waste from commercial business and retail entities can be managed as they typically are unless directed by their local health department. For more information on the handling of medical waste, please read this article.

For the safety of our employees, please limit in-person visits to our offices.  All requests can be handled by phone, email, or by visiting our website.

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Employment Opportunities for Census Takers

From a recruiter:

 

Currently we only have 5 people that have applied for census taker positions in your city. We are hiring for 12 positions which leaves 7 vacant positions. The positions are for a census taker or supervisor with a pay rate of $18.50 – $20.50 per hour and $.58 per mile. These positions are tentatively scheduled to start mid-late May. Anyone interested must apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs

 

With the current situation going on, we are unable to physically go out and actively recruit for these positions which is why I am reaching out to you to help get the word out to your community via your website.

 

Additional information :

 

April 1 is Census Day! Be sure to fill out the 2020 Census today by going to 2020Census.gov. The 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes to complete. You can also respond by phone or by paper mail with details available at 2020Census.gov.

 

We celebrate Census Day on April 1 because that is the reference date when answering Census questions. Be sure to count everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home as of today. Everyone in your home counts, whether they are relatives, non-relatives, friends, or roommates. Also don’t forget to count all children, particularly those under the age of 5 and those babies who have joined our world on or before April 1.

 

As public servants at the Department of Commerce, we have a unique opportunity to set an example for the country by ensuring our own households get counted in the 2020 Census. We also need to remind our family, friends, and neighbors of the importance of filling out the 2020 Census.

 

The data collected helps determine how more than $675 billion in Federal funds each year will get distributed to states and communities. These funds support critical services including transportation, education, health care, and food assistance. The resulting population totals also determine the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

 

 

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