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Webinar: Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19
May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDTFree
With support from In-Situ, California Lake Management Society is hosting this free webinar on wastewater monitoring for COVID-19.
Wastewater monitoring for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an emerging public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread in a community. This is because SARS-CoV-2 can be shed in the feces of infected individuals from both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, eventually ending up in the wastewater. The objectives of this project were to (i) develop and implement methods to monitor SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and (ii) examine the levels of the SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater facilities in Southeast Louisiana and develop key relationships with cases in the community to support public health decisions to manage and prevent the spread of the disease. Weekly composite wastewater samples have been collected from 5 wastewater treatment plants for the analysis of SARS-CoV-2. The results and experience of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewaters in 4 cities in Southeast Louisiana will be presented.