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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Public Sanitizing Stations Scheduled for Install in City

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As part of the coordinated public health response to COVID-19, the City of San Marcos is establishing a short-term strategy to grant equitable access to personal hygiene needs for the general public, including individuals experiencing homelessness.

Portable restrooms, sink stations and hand sanitizer stations will be installed today, April 8, at the Southside Community Center, 518 S. Guadalupe St., and in the lot adjacent to the Dog Park at 250 Charles Austin St. Each location will have one ADA-compliant portable restroom. They are expected to be ready for public use tomorrow, Thursday, April 9.  

“Providing equitable access to basic hygiene needs is a critical way to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 across all communities,” said City Manager Bert Lumbreras. “The circumstances presented are unique and our intent with these temporary facilities is to continue to meet identified service needs. This is important to our Council and it’s important for our community."

Professional service technicians will wear Personal Protective Equipment, utilize medical-grade disinfectant sanitization products, and follow CDC guidance during cleanings. The stations will be serviced seven days per week.

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.

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