As the COVID-19 pandemic caused the entire world to collectively shut down, some businesses and services still continued working as they were deemed essential for survival. These included hospitals, clinics, grocery stores, food markets, etc.
One surprising thing that most people wouldn’t think of being essential were portable restrooms. However, in reality, the pandemic actually led to an increase in their importance.
You may have heard that the use of portable restrooms can increase the spread of the virus. Although that is true to an extent, the proper use of these can actually help flatten the curve.
The problem is that most people assume that portable restrooms are only used during large events, concerts and on construction sites. That isn’t true. Portable restrooms can help manage the situation by helping out people who aren’t living in desirable conditions.
The pandemic has also caused people to fear using public restrooms, and for good reason. It isn’t possible to keep restrooms clean enough to discourage the spread of the virus.
In a situation like this, the required action is to provide more public toilets as that can help maintain the sanitization. However, it isn’t easy to just build multiple public toilets quickly; especially in a situation where there are already a lot of economical issues that need to be taken care of.
On the other hand, portable restrooms are a lot easier to incorporate. There are already huge stocks of portable restrooms that can be provided for public as well as personal use.
At the same time, it can help any residents who may need temporary facilities due to some emergency, while also providing clean and sanitized toilets to workers who are working on the front line to fight curb the virus.
If used properly, these can help maintain the hygiene of the public, hence contributing to flattening the curve in the long run.