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1 Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan, 2 Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan, 3 Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan, 4 Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan
Wearing a mask during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has become a must for everyone, this is done to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The use of medical masks has the potential to increase the amount of infectious waste in the household because medical masks are disposable masks. An increase in the amount of infectious waste in the household that is not handled properly will certainly cause new problems, namely the local spread of the corona virus through infectious waste. So there is a need for education and regulations related to the management of household infectious waste during the Covid-19 pandemic. The undergraduate program of Physics at Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan (UMLA) carries out community service activities to empower behavior about the importance of maintaining health apart from the 3M movement, namely wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a distance, also conducting education about the management of infectious waste in the household environment. This community service activity aims to socialize the management of infectious waste in the household environment. The implementation method uses the lecture method, question and answer, and monitoring and evaluation of participants The results of community service activities there are 60% of participants have an understanding of disposing of infectious waste carelessly, 25% of participants producing infectious waste in a separate place, 10% of participants have an understanding of disinfecting and disposed of in the trash, 5% of participants have an understanding of disinfecting and changing the shape and wrapping the infectious waste plastic. With this community service activity, it is hoped that it can provide insight and solutions in handling infectious waste so that it is not harmful to the community and the cleaners in managing the waste.
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