Due to the coronovirus pandemic, the Governor of California declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020. Similarly, on March 19, 2020 the Alpine County Health Officer declared a state of emergency in Alpine County and ordered all goverment buildings closed to the public until further notice. In an effort to comply with the March 19th, 2020 public health order, the District modified or reduced staffing and is currently limiting our operations to essential functions only.
The Bear Valley Water District has developed a worksite specific COVID-19 Plan (“Plan”) which establishes protocols and procedures to protect both the District’s administrative and field staff as well as the public generally. The Plan specifies the measures the District will practice to follow guidelines promulgated by the CDC, EPA, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Alpine County Health Department, Cal OSHA and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). These measures include policies for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces and the workplace generally as well as guidance to ensure proper social distancing. The Plan also calls for the temporary closure of the District office to the public and provides measures to receive essential payments and deliveries while maintaining proper distancing.
We are still accepting service and billing inquiries but administrative staff and field technicians will not be meeting face-to-face with residents. Billing and field requests can still be made by calling 209.753.2112. In order to accommodate a field service request, the field technician must be able to access your property without meeting you in person.
Executive Order No. N-29-20 - Teleconference Meetings
Pursuant to the March 17, 2020 Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued by the Governor of California authorizing meeting of local legislative bodies to be held by teleconference or other electronic means, the District's Board of Trustees meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to return to our usual services soon.
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