The City of Lynwood Public Works Department is back at work with a clean bill of health. As you may remember, the entire department was in isolation and unable to work when one employee tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus. Luckily, no other department employee tested positive during the isolation and the department returned to work last week.
“We are appreciative of the outreach and support we received from other adjacent agencies we contacted in our time of need,” said Lynwood Public Works Director Richard Sandzimier.
The Public Works department received great cooperation from local cities including Commerce, South Gate and El Monte that assisted in the consideration of contingency plans. Additionally, the Los Angeles County Public Works Department provided a link to the City Services Request Tracking System – a resource to make direct service requests when follow-up or urgent response is needed. City contractors, Waste Resources, Inc. and North Star Tree Care continued their work in the City.
Moving forward, the Public Works Department immediately got back to work on the City’s priorities to keep Lynwood safe and clean as well as continuing work on project designs and other initiatives that will improve the physical and economic health of the community.
On a last note, our employee who tested positive is doing well and is eager to get back to work. The medical staff is following up and tracking progress. This employee’s case is expected to be useful in addressing other developing cases, which may help future COVID-19 patients.
Thanks to the Lynwood community for your support and understanding during this time.