Posts by Genevieve Schutzius

Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and PHLUSH realizes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and health can be improved with adequate access to restrooms. We are beginning to dive into the intersection of restroom advocacy and MHM — learn more by hearing our board President, Genevieve Schutzius, speak on the intersection of restroom access and MHM…

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Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one’s position in life, the title of that old children’s book applies: “Everyone Poops.” From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature’s call is one we all must answer – sometimes more urgently than others! That’s why even The Queen City must admit that she’s ready to PHLUSH. Founded in the…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising rates of homelessness, and increases…

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Correctional Facilities: Left Behind in Times of COVID-19

By Qianxue Zhang August 10, 2020 • 5 min read Photo courtesy: Emiliano Bar Table of Contents We’re all together in the face of this global pandemic. COVID-19 has worsened injustices in correctional facilities. People in jails are dying before their time. Remember to look back to see who has been left behind.   We’re…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support and encourage social distancing, handwashing,…

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Sanitation, Hygiene, and the Global Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Rinnah Becker and Genevieve Schutzius April 19, 2020 • 13 min read Last updated: May 27, 2020 Table of Contents SARS-CoV-2 spreads through respiratory droplets. Advances are being made to track the spread of the virus. Handwashing and wearing cloth face coverings can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some communities can access water for…

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