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Americans are Told to Wash Hands to Fight COVID-19

But some don’t trust the tap

For the Chavez family and many others in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, bottled water is the toilet paper of their coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — an everyday necessity that vanished from supermarket shelves.

In the Navajo Nation, where about a third of the population lacks indoor plumbing, volunteers are creating public hand-washing stations by re-purposing detergent bottles as makeshift faucets.

And Jessica Endicott, who lives in the tiny community of Turkey Creek in eastern Kentucky,  said the virus has exacerbated distrust of the local water, which leaves her skin red and itchy every time she bathes.

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