You may have recently received an abundance of messaging about COVID-19, concerns, best practices, and news/updates. We have compiled a list of resources and websites for you. Additionally, at the bottom of this page, you'll find information about the CRRA semi-monthly Roundtable Webinars to be held.
CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
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CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
Infographic - Minimize the Risk of Infection, Protect Trash and Recyclying Service Providers
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINSTRATION:
NATIONAL WASTE & RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (NWRA)
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES)
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Statement on COVID-19 Emergency, dated 4/15/20
COVID-19 Jurisdiction Letter, dated 4/21/20
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINSTRATION (OSHA)
RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA (Previously CRRC)
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Indisposable Podcast with PhD toxicologist Jane Muncke
Upstream response letter to Plastic Industry Association
Advocates - Act Now Page
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ARTICLES WORTH READING:
Updated 3/26 Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management - EU Country & Community Municipal Solid Waste Management and COVID-19
- Some countries and municipalities are requiring waste to be collected in bins, sealed plastic garbage bags, some require double-bagging
- Some delaying solid waste collection 72 hours to 7 days to reduce potential worker exposure
- https://www.acrplus.org/en/municipal-waste-management-covid-19 (See Great Britain/England, Belgium, Italy)
3/13, New England Journal of Medicine, NIH, CDC & University Researchers, Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1 / Link to PDF
- Surface stability at room temperature evaluated on plastic, stainless steel, copper and cardboard to study potential transmission
- Most stable on plastic & stainless steel - detected up to 72 hours, cardboard 24 hours, copper 4 hours
3/20, John Hopkins University, HOW LONG CAN THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 LIVE ON SURFACES?
- New England Journal of Medicine Study response - The amount of the virus that remains is more important than the time it lasts
- After 72 hours It's less than 0.1% of the starting virus material so Infection is theoretically possible but unlikely at the levels remaining after a few days
- CORVID virus can be detected in air for 3 hours
3/25 CDC Report: Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships - Worldwide
- Article: CDC examination of COVID-19 on cruise ships found COVID-19 RNA on surfaces for 17 days
- CDC Twitter update in article above: COVID-19 NA was found on surfaces in cruise ship cabins up to 17 days after cabins were vacated on the Diamond Princess, before disinfection occurred. Live, infectious virus was NOT found.
3/24 Resource Recycling, New York City Sanitation says 32 Workers Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
- Not clear if this is community transmission, other contact or work-related
- 32 have tested positive for COVID-19 / 27 additional quarantined - collection workers & those who work in garages
- When they get a positive test, garage or facility is closed to clean & disinfect
- Assigning drivers to specific truck to limit potential transmission
- Continuing curbside collection & practicing social distancing
CRRA COVID-19 WEBINARS and FORUM
CRRA is implementing Semi-monthly Webinar Roundtable program for our community so that you may find a “place” to meet twice a month and discuss COVID-19 and how it is affecting the industry and your day to day practices - challenges faced, resources sought, roundtable discussions for solutions.
REGISTRATION FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR OPENS SOON!
WEBINAR #1 was held on March 27, 2020. It was moderated by Tracie Onstad Bills with speakers Tedd Ward, Patrick Mathews and Colleen Foster who led the first conversation and speaking to topics included in the attached agenda.
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the March 27, 2020 webinar.
WEBINAR #2 was held April 9, 2020. It was moderated by Tracie Onstad Bills with speakers Rob Hilton (HF&H Consultants), Veronica Pardo and Laura Ferrante (Resource Recovery Coalition of California, formerly CRRC), and Larry Sweetser (Sweetser & Associates) who led the discussion about collection, facilities and franchise agreements.
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the April 9, 2020 webinar.
WEBINAR #3 was held April 23, 2020. "REVISING BUDGETS/EXPECTATIONS AND FORECASTING ECONOMIC IMPACTS IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC", speakers included: Joe LaMariana (ReThink Waste); Leslie Lukacs (Zero Waste Sonoma); and Michael Sigsbee (City of Ontario).
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the April 23, 2020 webinar. PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical error, this is a partial recording. The first 10 minutes are not available.
WEBINAR #4 was held MAY 7, 2020: Beverage Container Redemption Center Challenges During COVID-19; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Speakers: Susan Collins (Container Recycling Institute); Richard Valle (Tri-Ced Recycling); Paul Faherty (Strategic Materials); and Adam Tauber (CalRecycle, Department of Recycling).
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the May 7, 2020 webinar.
WEBINAR #5, held May 28, 2020: "ZERO WASTE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS" - Speakers included Kerry Parker from the City of Alameda, Mauricio Cordova from Loaves & Fishes,and Miriam Gordon of UPSTREAM.
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the May 28, 2020 webinar.
WEBINAR #6, held June 18, 2020: "PLANNING FOR RE-ENTRY", Speakers: Kim Braun, City of Culver City; Colleen Foster, City of Oceanside; Dave Vaughn, Athens Services.
- CLICK HERE for the recording of the June 18, 2020 webinar.
We have also created a COVID-19 FORUM that can be accessed by the CRRA community. Ask your questions, share your experiences, offer support and expertise. Click here to get started.
In times like these, community is crucial. We thank you for your continued participation and support of CRRA. We are proud to stand with you in the efforts to bring Zero Waste to California and beyond as well as take on the challenges ahead of us.