SCENE + HEARD: Daily Post The Low Down on Public Restrooms By Staff Friday, August 7, 2020 1:25 PM When it comes to avoiding spreading or contracting COVID-19, we know the drill by now. Stay socially distant, wear a mask, wash your hands, and do not touch your face. But what happens when you have to use a restroom in public? Is it safe, or should you avoid it at all costs? In general, the same guidelines we're used to apply, but head over to WebMD for a full look at best practices.