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WASH During COVID-19: Guidance for Local Jurisdictions

Aug 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), held a webinar on June 24, 2020 addressing concerns regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic, and how local health departments (LHDs) can ensure safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to protect human health.

Research has shown that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be found in the feces of some patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Although currently, there is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through drinking water or sewage, this highlights the continued need for effective WASH practices to maintain hygienic conditions and water quality to protect public health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the ‘WASH during COVID-19’ webinar, the following topics were discussed:

This webinar ended with highlighting the necessity of WASH efforts at local health departments to ensure safe conditions and distribute information to inform communities and avoid public misinformation. The recording of the webinar, along with the slide deck and a summary of the questions asked and answered can be found on NACCHO’s webpage. Relevant resources pertaining to COVID-19 and WASH practices provided by the CDC can be found here:

To learn more about NACCHO’s efforts around WASH preparedness, email WASH@naccho.org.

For health departments that have questions about CDC’s sewage surveillance efforts, contact eocevent456@cdc.gov.


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