Free Public Hand-Washing Stations Are Being Installed Throughout SF

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A novel hygiene solution is being introduced to San Francisco to combat the coronavirus.

While health officials are urging people to wash their hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds each time), there has been concern over how San Francisco’s general public would be able to carry out the measures effectively. With hand-sanitizers vanishing off shelves and a fair portion of locals living on the streets, these free public sanitation stations offer a handy solution to the situation. [Featured image by Chris Stevenson]

Homelessness in San Francisco has reached unprecedented levels, resulting in an increasing number of encampments around the city, including sidewalks. San Franciscans occupying them are often in frail condition with limited access to water and sanitation facilities, they also live in close proximity to one another — which is basically the checklist of factors that would increase susceptibility to the virus and its effects.

Needless to say, the new hand-washing facilities come as a great relief, with many being installed in key areas across the bay area. They are presumed to be a part of the city’s $5 million investment to protect the most vulnerable, but this is a great way to encourage the cautionary measures among all citizens.

Map of hand-washing stations

Use the map to find your nearest station.


A useful guide to washing your hands

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