HealthDay Reports: Navigating the Grocery Store Safely
The FDA has some suggestions for how you can protect yourself on your next grocery trip.
Navigating the Grocery Store Safely
MONDAY, April 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grocery shopping has become a daunting endeavor during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Prepare a shopping list in advance and buy just one to two weeks' worth of groceries at a time. Buying more than you need can create temporary shortages, the FDA said in a news release.
Wear a face covering or mask while you're in the store. Some stores and localities may require it. Check your state, county or city guidelines for any other requirements.
Carry your own wipes, or use those provided by the store to wipe down the handles of the shopping cart or basket. If you use reusable shopping bags, ensure they are cleaned or washed before each use.