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:

 

 


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…

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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…

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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…

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