InvisibleAerobar wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:07 pm
I feel like I could have improved what I did in the latest round of grocery shopping. The previous time, I didn't think too much about virus on food packaging. That changed this latest time.
Many of your measures are clever and effective. I especially like the "quarantine" method, which is what I predominantly use. I do think it's possible to get carried away with grocery disinfection, though. Some measures may not be warranted. This new article discusses the risks of infection from groceries, and appropriate, practical measures to prevent infection:
No, You Don't Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here's How To Shop Safely
Know the dangers — focus on the people, not the food
Avoid crowds and shop quickly
Wear a face covering
Sanitize carts and hands
Skip the gloves
Give the cashier some space
Choose no-touch payment when you can
Don't drive yourself crazy disinfecting your groceries
If you really want to wash your groceries, don't use disinfecting spray or wipes
Rinse fresh produce in plain water — and eat your veggies!
Should you shower or change clothes after shopping? It depends
Still anxious? Order online
A word about frozen food
On my last trip, the big chain store (Stop & Shop) was still using a bagger in addition to the cashier, and several employees — including a bagger! — were not wearing facemasks. And this, despite the published store policy for all associates to wear masks. That lack of masks presented — by far — the biggest risk of the entire grocery run.