COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations: Water and Sanitation
Additional COVID-19 Water and Sanitation Resources4
- WHO guidance on the safe management of drinking-water and sanitation services applies to the COVID-19 outbreak. Extra measures are not needed. Disinfection will facilitate more rapid die-off of the COVID-19 virus. Sanitation workers should have proper training and access to specific combinations of PPE elements recommended for the context in which they are working.
- Many co-benefits will be realized by safely managing water and sanitation services and applying good hygiene practices. Such efforts will prevent many other infectious diseases, which cause millions of deaths each year.
- CDC– Water and COVID-19 FAQs Brief FAQ with information about drinking water, recreational water, and wastewater. 1 page.
For WaSH and Environmental Health Implementers
- Water Research Australia– Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Water and Sanitation factsheet This information sheet synthesizes knowledge currently available on COVID-19, including what is known about the virus and disease, spread via and disinfection of wastewater, as well as water quality monitoring and risks to water supply chains. 3 pages.