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:

 

 


A Recap of the U.S. WASH Convening: Part I

In early May, Ashley and Genevieve traveled cross-country for a whirlwind week in Washington DC at the inaugural United States WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Convening! We’d like to thank our friends at DigDeep and Water For People for putting this incredible conference together, including funding for travel and lodging…

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The Importance of Inclusive Restroom Signage

Professional photographer Mark Chester did not intentionally find the issue of inclusivity in restroom access - the issue found him. Chester began photographing restroom signs 12 years ago. In conducting this work, Chester began pondering the relationship between signage and inclusivity. What he found is that the barriers to equitable…

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Tips for Creating a Successful Family Emergency Plan

  The scariest thing about natural disasters is that they can happen out of nowhere so you need to be prepared. Does your family know what to do if a tornado, hurricane, or wildfire erupts around your home? In addition to creating an emergency response kit, an emergency plan is…

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