Handwashing Stations Installed Downtown and the North Shore

The stations are designed to be easily accessible and noticeable from a distance.
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To help Pittsburghers prevent the spread of COVID-19, a series of free handwashing stations have been installed along the North Shore and Downtown.

Pittsburgh Creative Corps, a collaboration between Riverlife and the Office of Public Art with support from Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, placed the stations at:

  • Market Square
  • Allegheny Landing next to PNC Park
  • The upper esplanade near the Water Steps fountain on the North Shore
  • Near the Fred Rogers statue
  • Allegheny Riverfront Park at 6th Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard
  • The Mon Wharf Landing, adjacent to the Mon Wharf parking area. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite frequent and thorough hand washing as one of the ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new handwashing stations are designed to be easily accessible and noticeable from a distance. 

The six stations feature informational graphics from local artists illustrating a variety of health and safety advice, including proper handwashing techniques and the protocol for self-isolation and quarantine in the event of contracting COVID-19. The graphics also encourage users to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

The stations will be functioning 24 hours a day through mid-December. 

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