HealthDay Reports: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic
In the age of coronavirus, a simple essential trip to the grocery store can fill you with fear. However, experts have a few key tips that can help keep you safe when you're shopping.
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one.
The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in the department of food science in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
In fact, U.S. coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx issued stark advice about the coming week to Americans on Sunday: "This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe," she stressed.