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Safe Watering Points During COVID-19

Safe Watering Points During COVID-19

Learn How to Set Up Safe Watering Points during COVID-19

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Consider posting operating hours of the watering point.

Post a sign to encourage handwashing, physical distancing, and use of masks.

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Provide protective gloves for operators who disinfect commonly touched areas at watering points.

Provide 1) a handwashing station or alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol, 2) disinfectant wipesexternal icon and/or disinfectant spray from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of approved products for use against COVID-19 (EPA List Nexternal icon) and paper towels, and 3) a lined trash bin at each watering point.

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Place visual cues such as taped or painted lines, rocks, stakes, or signs at the watering point to show where people should stand at least 6 feet from each other when waiting for water.

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Consider providing masks for those without one.

Safely Use Community Watering Points

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Practice physical distancing by getting water when fewer people are around. Do not gather in groups.

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Remain in your vehicle if you do not need to get out to access the water.

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Cover your mouth and nose with a mask if you need to get out of your vehicle.

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Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.

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Use disinfectant wipes or spray to clean commonly touched areas such as the watering point handle, spigot, hose, and card reader entry points.

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Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after using the watering point. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.