Even though we have been ordered to stay at home during the coronavirus epidemic, many people still need to do some important tasks like going to the grocery store.
While we are getting a lot of information on how to do our groceries without contracting the coronavirus, lets see how much of this information is necessary.
A food safety expert, Kristen Gibson, answers all our questions regarding what precautions we actually need while going for groceries.
Here are the Top 10 Coronavirus Safety Tips at the Grocery Store
Do not shop too often
Minimize your grocery trips to avoid contracting the virus. Try to go once a week.
Avoid peak hours
Always go for shopping in the morning.
Wipe down the cart
Carry a set of wipes with you and clean handles of the cart.
Wiping down items is optional
It is not necessary to clean jars, bottles, and other products.
In-store social distancing
Try to keep a safe distance in the store.
Touching fruits is low risk
It is not risky to touch fruits or vegetables before buying them.
No need to bring your own bags
Plastics bags at the stores are not handled by everyone, so in the current situation, they are the safest option.
Wipe down your countertop
Sanitize your counter where you put grocery bags, as the virus stays longer on hard surfaces.
Do not wash products with soap
You can get sick if you wash fruits and vegetables with soap.
Wash your hands
Make a habit of washing hands.
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