Here’s an easy summary of tips for grocery shopping during the COVID crisis.
The great debate – should you wipe food packages and containers?
Some health professionals are saying yes, while others are saying no. According to the National Institutes of Health, coronavirus can survive on food packages for 24 hours (cardboard) or up to 2 or 3 days (plastic and stainless steel). At the same time, there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging. So what should you do?
Personally, I’m buying groceries and cooking for elderly family members. So as a precaution, I’ve decided to wipe down packaged goods with a sanitizing solution (1 tsp bleach + 3 cups water).
The key messages to lower your chances of getting COVID-19 are: Wash your hands often. Don’t touch your face. And keep your distance.
Stay safe, stay strong everyone!