Grant PUD closed its public offices last week due to two employees showing flu-like symptoms.
One of the people, a contract employee, had indirect contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in California, according to a Grant PUD news release. The contract employee then spent time working with other staff. The other case appears to be unrelated to the first.
As part of the closure only mission critical staff will be working on site, according to the news release. Other employees will be working from home.
The purpose of these restrictions is to reduce the chance of the PUD’s employees from getting COVID-19, according to the news release. The PUD’s dams must continue to pass river flows, provide fish passage and generate power.
During this time, people can pay their PUD bills online, via one of the agency’s drop boxes or by mail, according to the news release. The PUD will be waving late payment fees for its core customers including residential, irrigation, rate 2 and rate 7 commercial customers.
Crews will still respond to outages and emergencies and be contacted at 800-216-5226, according to the news release.