Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Dies of COVID-19

| December 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Charles Johnson, a plant operations supervisor at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Fairfield, has died of COVID-19.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark issued the following statement:

“I am saddened to announce the death of a long-time DPW employee due to COVID-19. Mr. Charles Johnson, a Plant Operations Supervisor at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant, tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of November, and spent the last two weeks hospitalized in an intensive care unit.

I, along with the entire DPW family, extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Johnson’s family and express our deep appreciation for his 45 years of service to the City of Baltimore.

DPW emphasizes safety to our workforce, especially to our essential, frontline workers who are continuing to provide critical water, wastewater, and sanitation services during this unprecedented time. This includes wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) (masks, uniforms, gloves) and following COVID-prevention protocols.”

Baltimore City Council President and Mayor Elect Brandon Scott issued the following statement:

“My heart is heavy today as we mourn the loss of Charles Johnson, a dedicated resident, and servant of our city, who has passed away from COVID-19. Charles spent the last 45 years tirelessly serving the people of Baltimore at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that the water we use daily was clean and safe. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

The loss of Mr. Johnson is a reminder that this pandemic can hit us all. I cannot stress enough how imperative it is that we continue to follow the mandates put in place for our health and safety. Protect yourself and those around you by wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home when possible.”

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