Carl Korczak, senior development review technician, James Wagner, who works
at the zoning counter, and others from the Planning & Development team took
calls from customers who were checking on their permit applications during
the flatten-the-curve phase. The Engineering, Planning and Development
departments were closed to the public, but team members assisted customers by
phone with building, zoning and code compliance requests.
City wastewater treatment plant operators and staff at the Marshall Street Water
Reclamation Facility practiced distancing as best they could while on the job.
Isabel Winget and others from
Planning & Development made sure
plans got reviewed and processed to
keep construction going.
Richard Ross, engineering
construction inspector, worked in the
field on the Hillcrest Avenue Bypass
City chemists in the Public Utilities
Laboratory wore masks each day
as they continued to test water and
ensure its safety.
City Workers Continue To Serve Amid Pandemic
When the onset of COVID-19 had many people working from
home, Clearwater first responders and staff from all city
departments continued to be on the front lines, working hard
to keep essential services and city business ongoing.
Police officers, firefighters, water plant operators, city sanitation workers, and
countless others from all city departments showed up to work every day during
the pandemic. Many had to learn new ways to do their jobs in order to ensure
the safety of residents and one another, to keep water flowing and to keep
construction in the city going.
Whether it was electronic permitting or FaceTime inspections, city workers were
out in the field working hard and finding new, innovative ways to get the job
done while protecting the safety of customers and themselves.
Many employees across all city departments worked during the partial shutdown,
and the city continues to do all it can to keep our residents and employees safe.
Visit myclearwater.com/covid19 for updates.