San Marcos installs public sanitizing stations amid coronavirus outbreak

Starting April 9, sanitizing stations will be open for the public in San Marcos. (Community Impact Staff)
Starting April 9, sanitizing stations will be open for the public in San Marcos. (Community Impact Staff)

Starting April 9, sanitizing stations will be open for the public in San Marcos. (Community Impact Staff)

To help minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, elected officials in San Marcos have created access to personal hygiene needs for the public, including those experiencing homelessness, by installing sanitizing stations around the city.



Starting April 9, portable restrooms, sink stations and hand sanitizer stations will be open for the general public at Southside Community Center and at the lot next to the at dog park at 250 Charles Austin St., San Marcos. Both locations will have one ADA-compliant portable restroom, according to an April 8 press release from the city.



To clean the sanitation stations, professional service technicians will wear personal protective equipment, use medical-grade disinfectant sanitation products and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The stations will be cleaned seven days per week.



“Providing equitable access to basic hygiene needs is a critical way to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 across all communities," San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras said in a statement.

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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