COVID-19 Response

Why is sanitation important?

The following posts explain why adequate sanitation is crucial for managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain populations are particularly vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

 

Correctional Facilities: Left Behind in Times of COVID-19
Qianxue Zhang, August 10, 2020

Reversing Water Shut-Offs Helps Vulnerable Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aleia Maria Dela Cuadra, June 11, 2020

Sanitation, Hygiene, and the Global Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Rinnah Becker and Genevieve Schutzius, April 9, 2020

What can be done in my community?

The following are resources that may be useful for communities seeking to improve sanitation access:

 

 


This Tuesday: Composting Toilets & Supporting Codes and Policies

With the support of PHLUSH, the Jefferson County Sanitation HAT has been hard at work this year strengthening community relationships, surveying local residents on sanitation needs and educational interests, and collaborating with local and regional experts to address rural sanitation challenges.  A Housing+Sanitation Learning Series kicked off this fall, starting…

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Can ecological sanitation help increase the supply of affordable housing?

December 28, 2021   As the cost of housing skyrockets across the United States, we’ve been wondering about the potential of water reuse and low-water toilet technologies to augment the affordable housing supply. Now, housing advocates, local officials, and residents in rural Jefferson County, Washington, have asked PHLUSH to find…

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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…

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