Should I be concerned about COVID-19 in my drinking water?

According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person in the following ways:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes. However, according to the CDC, “this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

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1. Will my water be disconnected during the shelter-in-place order?
2. What is Menlo Park Municipal Water doing to ensure customers are protected from COVID-19?
3. Is my drinking water safe?
4. Should I be concerned about COVID-19 in my drinking water?
5. Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?
6. What if I or someone in my household has COVID-19 or cold or flu-like symptoms and I need to schedule field service appointment?
7. Are you aware of any employees who have been exposed to COVID-19?
8. What options do you offer since I am unable to come to your office in person to discuss my account?
9. Where can I find more information on COVID-19?