After 45-years on the job, DPW plant supervisor dies of COVID-19

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 17:42:31-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced Thursday, that one of their Plant Operations Supervisors has died of COVID-19.

Charles Johnson worked at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant and had been with DPW for 45-years, said Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark.

Johnson reportedly tested positive for the virus at the beginning of November and spent the last two weeks of his life hospitalized in intensive care.

"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," said Garbark.

Baltimore Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott said Johnson's death is a reminder that the pandemic remains a serious health threat.

"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.”