It’s certainly not the sort of thing one mentions in polite company, so forgive us for mentioning public restrooms – but COVID is changing them, and before too long, you are bound to notice.
“The state of the American restroom? Well, it’s evolving,” said Kathryn Anthony, an architecture professor who thinks a lot about American restrooms. In fact, she is vice president of the American Restroom Association.
“There’s great room for improvement,” she told correspondent Richard Schlesinger. “And in this era of COVID, it’s more and more important that we all have clean, safe restrooms to go to.”
Right now, the American Restroom Association believes there are too many surfaces to touch, and too little privacy in the privy.
“These days, with COVID you just don’t want things spreading from one place to another,” said Anthony.
You don’t have to be Dr.