Is It Safe To Let People Use Your Bathroom During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

There are many steps you can take to make the process of letting someone use your bathroom safer. (Photo: Niccoló Pontigia / EyeEm via Getty Images)
There are many steps you can take to make the process of letting someone use your bathroom safer. (Photo: Niccoló Pontigia / EyeEm via Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our social lives in many ways. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the rise of the physically distanced backyard hangout.

We’ve all seen the images of small groups of people sitting outside and having a drink. Although any sort of gathering does carry some risk for spreading the coronavirus, we know it’s much less easily transmitted outside, where there’s more space and more natural airflow. 

Still, there’s one issue that seems unavoidable: What happens when someone has to use the bathroom?

“The real risk is from person-to-person interaction, so letting someone use your bathroom would not pose a major risk of disease exposure,” said Brian Labus, a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of

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Oklahoma woman tests positive for COVID-19 after found dead in her bathroom

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma woman’s death was sudden, and while doctors are still working to figure out why, they uncovered she was positive with COVID-19.

Her family in Lawton tells KFOR they had no idea.

“I am like what am I going to do when I need to talk to my sister?” Jane Fairchild asked.

Long talks on the phone are just one of the many memories Jane Fairchild will miss about her big sister Sandra McKinnon.

“She sounded fine,” Jane said. “She didn’t sound sick at all.”

72 hours after they hung up, the 64-year-old was found lifeless and alone.

Jane was with her husband, Richard, when the gut-wrenching call came in.

“She passed away in the bathroom, and according to the coroner, she had been there a few days,” Richard Fairchild said. “Sunday she was here and by Wednesday she was gone.”

The family is left

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How to Sanitize Your Car’s Interior from COVID-19

After you’ve scoured your house from top to bottom with approved disinfectants to kill the coronavirus, now it’s time to tackle your vehicle. Chances are you’ve touched areas in the auto during your masked shopping sprees that need to be sanitized. And if someone you know has been in your car who has symptoms of the disease, or if you’re a taxi driver, you certainly want to sanitize more often.

Luckily, you probably have the proper cleaning products on hand that will get your car squeaky clean without damaging interior surfaces. But remember, a car’s interior is less durable than a kitchen counter or bathroom sink, so you need to proceed with a little caution, according to Consumer Reports. Whatever you do, don’t use bleach or hydrogen peroxide in the inside of your car.

“While they can both kill coronaviruses on surfaces, they will likely damage your car’s upholstery,” advises

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Elusive graffiti artist Banksy reveals rodent artwork inside home during COVID-19 lockdown

A picture by British graffiti artist Banksy on his bathroom. Picture: Instagram

He is known for placing mysterious artwork on streets but British graffiti artist Banksy has released his latest work inside his own home amid coronavirus lockdown measures.

The anonymous street artist posted new artwork on social media with the tag “my wife hates it when I work from home”.

It was a rare insight into his life in lockdown with a series of images of his bathroom covered in rat sketches.

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The scene was shared on the Bristol artist’s Instagram page and shows rodents in various interactions with bathroom items.

One rat is shown jumping on the toothpaste and another is running on top of a roll of toilet paper, causing it to unravel across the floor.

Another rat is reflected in

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Interior Ministry introduces new COVID-19 measures for Ramadan


Interior Ministry introduces new COVID-19 measures for Ramadan

Turkey’s Interior Ministry issued a circular on April 22 on measures that will be taken against the novel coronavirus during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

According to the circular, crowded events and tents where people would usually convene for iftar or to break their fast will not be allowed. The ministry said all necessary precautions will be taken during iftar and sahur – the meal before starting the fast at dawn – to maintain social distancing outdoors.

The temporary closure of streets that may be crowded during iftar and sahur times will be evaluated within the scope of the measures. Visits to holy shrines will be also restricted.

The municipalities will also coordinate the increase in the number of vehicles and trips via public transportation at least three hours before iftar, considering the traffic density. The selling time of pide, a traditional round and flat bread generally consumed

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Interior Announces $7M in Compact Funds Available to FSM for COVID-19 Quarantine and Outreach Needs

U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech today applauded the Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) for its quick review and decision to allocate up to $7,000,000 from prior-year unexpended Compact of Free Association (Compact) funding to provide emergency support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health-related needs.

The JEMCO approved the Compact allocation in connection with the FSM government’s COVID-19 Response Framework and Budget. Funds provided to Yap, Chuuk, and Kosrae States will be used to strengthen hospital and quarantine infrastructure and support outreach by health personnel to the outer islands of Yap and Chuuk during this global COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am pleased that the JEMCO moved decisively to approve these Compact funds to address COVID-19 health-related needs for the FSM during this global pandemic,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech. “The FSM is among the

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Udall, Wyden, Merkley Urge Interior Department To Suspend Policy Actions Unrelated To COVID-19 Response

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt urging the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to immediately suspend any policy proposals or actions unrelated to the COVID-19 emergency that require a public comment period until the threats of COVID-19 have subsided.

The senators sent the letter as New Mexicans and Americans across the country are focused on the safety and well-being of themselves and their families during this global crisis, meaning public comment periods on policy actions at this time cannot fully reflect public opinion and meaningful participation. 

In New Mexico, DOI oversees approximately 27 million acres, about 34 percent of the state’s total lands. Just last week, the

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Herndon’s My Kitchen and Bath Will Deliver Groceries for Free to Local Community During COVID-19 Restrictions

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updated: Mar 30, 2020

My Kitchen and Bath is dedicated to helping the community during the coronavirus-related restrictions in the Northern Virginia area. During this time, and as the spread of COVID-19 continues to be a growing concern, My Kitchen and Bath would like to help any single moms, the elderly or special needs adults with grocery delivery services.

Any interested parties should follow these instructions in order to have My Kitchen and Bath lend a helping hand:

  1. If you work with a grocery store that will collect your order for you, follow the normal process for filling out the order.

  2. Then, call or email My Kitchen and Bath, and we’ll pick up the order for you and deliver it to your home.

  3. OR, email My Kitchen and Bath your grocery list and we will gather your groceries and deliver

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Will coronavirus survive airborne? Are young people safe? Do face masks protect me? Are men more likely to die? Burning questions on COVID-19

Some outlandish rumors about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus SARS-CoV-2, still persist, and continue to percolate on the internet: To some, it’s a dastardly bioweapon designed to wreak economic armageddon on the West; a left-wing conspiracy to damage the reelection prospects of President Trump; a virus that leaked from a Wuhan laboratory.

Such paranoid speculation is at the very least unhelpful, health professionals say, and only serves to politicize a global public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures to contain and/or slow the spread of coronavirus. After reportedly jumping from animals to humans at a food market in Wuhan, China in early December or before.

Conspiracy theories politicize a public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures.

As the world struggles to come to terms with the prospect of COVID-19 changing the way we socialize and work, people are left wondering whether the financial

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