Safety Information for Operation Clean Stream

Help Keep Yourself and Others Healthy

Stay Safe this Operation Clean Stream!

This year, staying safe during your Operation Clean Stream cleanup is as important as ever. Due to COVID-19, Operation Clean Stream will not be held as a weekend group cleanup event. There will be no group cleanups or picnics. This year, Operation Clean Stream will run for 9 days (August 15 – 23), during this time we invite you and those in your immediate household to clean up a site of your choice.  Register here to choose your site and receive important site and safety information. You can also order your supplies (gloves, bags, t-shirts after you register). 

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, please remember to follow these health guidelines during the event:

Fact Sheet designed by Sahil Patel, Operation Clean Stream Intern


Download the Operation Clean Stream Safety Fact Sheet here: OCS Fact Sheet + COVID-19 safety

Remember to:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask
  • Practice social distancing from non-household members
  • Volunteer with buddies (household members, groups smaller than 10), or alone. If you are volunteering alone, make sure someone knows your plan (site location, return time, etc.)
  • Sanitize hands frequently
  • Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Do not carpool with non-household members
  • Do not share equipment, gloves, litter bags, etc. without proper sanitizing between handlers
    If equipment must be shared establish a sanitizing station
  • If volunteering on the water, always wear a Personal Flotation Device

Stay home if you:

  • Have a temperature higher than 98.6 degrees F
  • Have had COVID-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days (dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, or any combination thereof)
  • Have been near someone who has COVID-19 or live with someone considered high risk
  • Encounter large groups of people, you can return to the site at another time. Do not contribute to overcrowding especially at popular park sites

More information at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

In an effort to have a safe and fun cleanup, please remember to follow these safety guidelines during the event: