Why is sanitation important?
Our latest blog post, Reversing Water Shut-Offs Helps Vulnerable Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic, explains the importance of water access to fighting coronaviruses, especially in vulnerable communities across the United States.
To read an overview of the importance of sanitation and hygiene, as well as the communities most vulnerable to this epidemic, check out our blog post, Sanitation, Hygiene, and the Global Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Note that some information reflected in this post may be outdated as of its initial publication date (April 9, 2020).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:
- Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for their Reopening and Use: **NEW: JUNE 30, 2020** Provides guidance for opening public restrooms safely to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- Emergency Handwashing Stations Resource List: a list of resources describing the importance of handwashing, how to construct stations, and training modules
- Visual Displays of Various Handwashing Station Designs: provides an overview of various types of handwashing stations.
- Restroom Modification and Redesign for COVID-19: provides some modifications to our Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit, including considerations for reopening public restrooms
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