COVID-19 Response

Access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities is more crucial than ever in the time of a global pandemic.

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:

 

 


From the Blog

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…

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There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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The POOP Project is coming to Portland 2/22/2020!

Straight from New York City, The POOP Project is coming to Portland! How do you break the potty taboo and catalyze creative conversation about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet and world community?  The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project​ has been showing us how, using a brilliant combination of theater,…

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