hygiene theatre

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Excessive and unnecessary cleaning and disinfection of physical locations, to create and maintain an appearance that the location has proactively been made safe, notwithstanding evidence that the actions taken are unnecessary.
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Shutting down the daycare for deep cleaning after a child was found to have had COVID-19 was nothing more than an exercise in hygiene theatre.

Submitted by Greying_Geezer on January 03, 2021

Modified by Greying_Geezer on January 18, 2021

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