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Entergy Urges Public to Keep Their Distance from Utility Workers

April 1, 2020
Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, distracting crews can lead to accidents.

In the light of COVID-19, Entergy is urging the public to stay away from utility employees and contractors working in the field. With so many customers telecommuting and depending on grocery stores, hospitals, and other vital services, it is more important than ever for the company to ensure a steady supply of reliable, affordable energy.

Social distancing of 6 ft is but one reason to keep a safe distance from crews. Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public and distracting crews can lead to accidents.

"Our employees are working hard to ensure the public has essential services," said Eli Viamontes, vice president of utility distribution operations. "When someone nears working crews, it can create a dangerous situation for our employees and the person who approaches them. It's imperative that people stay away for their own safety and the safety of our employees."

Entergy has temporarily suspended customer disconnects as it continues to monitor the situation. For more information, visit here.

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