By David WojnarowskiThe Houston Surveyor’s Association said Wednesday it is halting the practice of paying surveyors to conduct surveys for the city, after a nearly 300 deaths were reported in an incident in September.
The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that surveyors who had contracted the deadly coronavirus disease have been paid to perform at least one survey a day.
The association said that the city has notified the National Institutes of Health about the incident and is cooperating with them.
The surveyors are not being paid by the association, the association said.
We have a very strong policy of not paying for surveyors for the foreseeable future, according to the association.
The association said it is working with the city to address the situation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.