Precautions To Take While Using Public Restroom

Public restrooms can be really useful especially when you are far away from your home! But with thousands of people using it every day, there is a good chance that our body might get exposed to millions of various bacteria.

Public bathrooms mostly provide all the necessary amenities.

With some of the institutes or malls cleaning and sanitizing the floors and sinks but still there can be hours in between when one can suspect the spread of the virus and other infectious diseases.

With cases rising in this pandemic situation every day, should we be worried more?

Researchers and scientists are even finding some evidence that the COVID-19 might be airborne but also the transmission of the virus through the surface is also a huge threat to humans.

Though the corona pandemic still remains in the society our government has started its relaxation on the lockdown period. Big malls and other small institutes have started opening up.

Now, with the lockdown of COVID-19 lifting up should we be worried in emergency cases when we use the public bathroom? The pandemic situation has all of us worried on a huge scale.

How can we even go to the rest stop without even thinking of getting infected ourselves? There are many guidelines that have been laid out to the public such as wearing a mask whenever they step out and practicing the principle of social distancing. 

Here are a few simple precautions for the public that they should practice if they go to the public bathroom t avoid COVID-19 or any other infectious disease.

These guidelines and precautions should be practiced as much as possible to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Avoid The Use Of the Public Rest Stop: We know this point comes as a default but is important. When it comes to the public restroom or public bathrooms they are not very ventilated in most the cases. Their toilets are not sanitized every minute so things should 

As the Americans and citizens of other countries are adapting to the norms of their country and with the relaxation of the lockdown everyone should avoid going out as much as possible. Ans one should use the public bathrooms only in urgent cases.

Maintain Distance: One of the fears of the spread of the COVID-19 is not maintaining distance. While waiting in the queue when going inside the public rest stop. Try to practice the rule of social distance as much as possible. Wear your masks and gloves and stay away from people who aren’t.

Do not touch anything or anyone directly. COVID-19 can be airborne as well as surface borne. No one knows where COVID-19 could still be their birth. The virus multiplies quickly and anyone who comes in direct contacts becomes infected to it quickly. 

Avoid Having Any Type Of Contact Through Touch: Avoid touching anything with bare hands. You could come in direct contact with the virus and be easily be infected by it. Therefore, it is recommended to use a paper towel or any other glove that can be disposed of. 

Also, researchers have been warning people regarding the flushes of public bathrooms. Public restrooms often have most of the virus in and around the toilet seat. Due to this contamination problem and no exposure of these viruses to sunlight, there’s a good chance most of the bacteria and the viruses do not die and spread rapidly. 

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Wear Your Mask All The Time: The masks are the most protective and the cheapest shield anyone can have in this COVID-19 pandemic. Always wear your masks and if you see that the institute you are in does not have this security (that the people inside are not wearing their masks) do not enter. 

Keep wearing your masks when you enter the public restrooms and when you get out too. Do not think of removing it at any time of the day you are outside. Keep distance from people who might be coughing or sneezing. Get the best mask in the market that will protect you from any type of microbes. 

Maintain Hygiene: Your hygiene should be your utmost priority. Be hygienic and practice hygiene even if you are in public washrooms. If you do not have gloves that can be disposed of use paper towels.

Use paper towels to open or close a tap or to touch the sink. Use a paper towel to even use the flush or use the hose. Use another paper towel after washing your hands. Wash your hands the way that the World Health Organization has asked. Use a soap always. 

Wash Hands The Proper Way: Hand hygiene should be followed strictly by the people. The World Health Organization has already established some guidelines on how everyone should follow strictly. If possible buy a hand wash for your home apart from the soap.

Also, carry a sanitizer with you always so that you always stay protected in this pandemic situation. UNICEF and many other organizations are always establishing various rules and guidelines so that people around the world are always protected. Regular hand washing can eliminate the spread of the coronavirus on a huge scale. When you enter your home from outside, immediately wash your hands and then wipe it. Then wash your face and other body parts.

Always Remember There Is More Risk Out There: People around the world should become aware as now the world is in more danger of this infectious disease than it already was. The spread of the COVID-19 in this pandemic alarm has created a situation where it has forced thousands of people to stay inside their houses for months. 

Practice social distancing as much as possible. Do not roam outside anywhere without a mask. There have been many studies conducted that the coronavirus can stay on a surface for hours and can be airborne too. Avoid meeting people for a few days as much as possible. Go out if it is absolutely necessary otherwise completely avoid it. 

Follow all the guidelines that the government has asked you to follow. Combat against the coronavirus to stay protected in this pandemic situation. Learn everything about the coronavirus before exploring anything. 

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Janet Fudge

Janet Fudge writes on general health topics for She holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Health with a major in epidemiology. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Janet actively volunteered in vaccination drives throughout the state of Iowa. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two children.