As we pack up to leave the state campground this morning, we realize that the published departure time is 11 AM. But at check-in, they made it clear that it is 10 AM.
“It’s for the cleaning and sanitizing they have to do, because of COVID-19,” my friend comments. She had observed them with special chemicals, coming to each campsite as someone left. “They really have to do the bathrooms.”
As I think about it, the public “comfort stations” had been really quite clean—amazingly so for a state campground, actually.
I am also now remembering that the pull-offs on I-90 were rather pristine. There was someone in almost every one of them, too.
And in Maine, back when we were “moosing” in June… those sinks (next to a composting toilet) in the state parks… also clearly sterilized.
A small silver lining in an era of so much uncertainty about being out and about: bathrooms you notice for their sparkle and shine.
(And thank you, to the many workers who are diligently cleaning so often!)