To help maintain safe and reliable service during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s electric providers, including Dalton Utilities, Georgia’s EMCs, Georgia Power and MEAG Power, urge the public to keep their distance from utility crews working in their communities. Whether it’s critical infrastructure work or emergency repairs due to damage from storms, trees or vehicles, crews are working hard every day to keep the lights on while maintaining safety standards and following guidelines of medical professionals when working in the field. Residents can help by not approaching crews and keeping a safe social distance of six feet or more.
Additionally, worksites often contain potential dangers and approaching our crews can lead to dangerous distractions for workers or accidents for citizens. Utility workers provide an essential service during this crisis and are critical to keeping the lights on. By giving utility crews space of 6 feet or more, residents can help ensure the health and safety of all involved.
Ways you can help keep workers safe while they work in the field:
Responding to COVID-19 and supporting Georgians with safe, reliable energy requires a whole-state approach. These workers are focused on ensuring that families, businesses, healthcare facilities and more continue to have the service they need throughout this public health emergency.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, Georgia Power wants to assure our customers that we have comprehensive plans in place to continue our operations.