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How To Stay Safe And Hygienic During COVID-19

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In the age of this global COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to remain as healthy and hygienic as possible. While on the front line, first responders, FEMA & Red Cross workers, military personnel, utility and construction workers, and medical staff must interact with the general population. It is uncertain which individuals are infected with the coronavirus since not everyone shows symptoms. These brave individuals put themselves at risk in order to assist those in need. Brief Relief can keep things safe and sanitary and is the best choice when local facilities are unavailable.

During these long shifts, many of these personnel must utilize the closest restroom available. Rather than continuing to use local toilets that may or may not have been recently sanitized, Brief Relief products allow those on the front line to answer nature’s call in the most sanitary way possible and reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Waste Bag Containment System & Environmentally Safe Products

Depending on the material of a toilet seat, stall handle, and sink knob, the COVID-19 virus can survive from a number of hours to a number of days in a public bathroom. While many facilities are doing all they can to keep conditions sanitary, personnel and staff cannot be certain if the bathroom has been recently cleaned or not. During grueling 12 hour or more days, it can be difficult for these brave individuals to find a safe and hygienic area to use the bathroom. By using public toilets, they put themselves at risk for contracting the very virus they are battling against.

Fortunately, Brief Relief products can be used in any setting and provide a hygienic method to relieve one’s self. The following products can help anyone in the hospital, FEMA & Red Cross sites, utility and energy sectors, and military response areas reduce the likelihood of contracting and spreading the virus from a public bathroom:

Portable Toilet Waste Bags: Suitable for both liquid and solid waste, these disposable waste bags for portable toilets allow those on the front line to easily relieve themselves in nearly any environment. They can be used on their own or combined with a portable toilet.

Commodes Systems and Toilet Seats: A commode is a practical solution to digging a latrine outdoors. Available with a riser and toilet seat for comfort, a commode mimics a traditional toilet. These systems should be combined with Brief Relief waste bags to ensure maximum hygiene.

Privacy Shelters: Those who do not wish to complete their business with everyone watching can escape to a privacy shelter and relieve themselves with peace of mind. The shelter is easy to set up and repels water during storms. With an inner zipper and lock, responders do not have to worry about someone walking in on them.


Additional products that FEMA & Red Cross workers along with first responders, military personnel, utility and construction workers, and medical staff can benefit from during the COVID-19 pandemic include disposable hand wipes, fluid tactical electrolyte mix, and heat relief towels. The wipes allow front line workers to remain hygienic even when no hand washing stations are available. They are biodegradable, which makes them perfect hygienic environmentally safe products! Fluid tactical electrolyte mixes come in a variety of flavors and replace all vital electrolytes at the same ratios as they are lost in sweat. The heat relief towels ensure those who are working stations outdoors do not experience heat stroke. It’s important to keep those on the front lines as safe and comfortable as possible!

Safe & Hygienic Bathroom Options When You Need Them Most

Brief Relief products are designed with everyone in mind. Men and women who risk exposure to COVID-19 by utilizing public restrooms will find it is safer and more hygienic to use our environmentally safe products. Our disposable waste bags for portable toilets are approved to be thrown away in trash cans in any state or province. With the polymers and enzymes in our waste bags, urine and stool are biologically broken down to become safe for disposal. With a shelf life of 10+ years, you do not have to worry about any of our products breaking down throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions or need assistance placing an order for your first responders team, please do not hesitate to contact us today! Those who are ordering on behalf of the U.S. Military are encouraged to contact Louis Ortego directly at (858) 354-5034 or