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How risky is using a public bathroom during the pandemic?

August 24, 2020

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Steve Calechman, Guest Contributor

Steve Calechman is a contributing editor for Men’s Health, a writer for MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program, and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Greentech Media, Fatherly, and BabyCenter. For over 25 years as … See Full Bio
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Frank Kirrane
July 28, 2020

Stand up, don’t sit ,wash hands out side.

July 27, 2020

How long should one wait before entering a bathroom stall that someone has just exited?

July 17, 2020

My question is: “How risky is to NOT using a public bathroom if i have to? 😀 “.
I would love automatically doors, as to not touch the door after washing my hands.

Susan Stoll
July 20, 2020

I use towel paper. Also put something in your pocket or purse if there is none there. I do not use air blown hand dryers. Use your towel , or bring a clean wash rag to open door.

Bernadette Ancog
July 15, 2020

It is definitely very risky because you do not know who used that before you and if they were being hygienic. It is best to practice cleanliness not just to protect yourself, but the people around you. Disinfect as much as possible when you have to use the public bathrooms.

Berns from

July 14, 2020

I think everywhere its risky,if its public toilets or supermarkets its still a risk,if we take care,desinfect hand or use gloves we can avoid being infected with covid-19.

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