People are becoming more and more concerned with how to stay safe and healthy during these uncertain times. While most people are social distancing and staying home as much as they can, we are still vulnerable to the outside world as we still need to go out and get essential items like groceries.
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Even though online ordering is at an all-time high as people isolate inside their homes, grocery stores are still open for business. To help people carry out the task of shopping for groceries, whether it’s online or in-store, we’ve compiled a list on how to safely shop, unpack, and decontaminate groceries before bringing them into the home. Let’s take a look…
Ask The Delivery Person to Leave Groceries Outside Your Door
Online grocery shopping and curbside pickup is no new invention, but in recent weeks it’s become a popular option. So popular that most places that do offer online shopping and curbside pick up are booking two to three weeks in advance because their time slots are filling up so quickly. If you’re able to order groceries online, do it. But even so, there are still important precautions to take.
If you’re planning on tipping, do so electronically. Avoid using cash. Wash your hands for 20-seconds with soap and water (as per the CDC recommendations) before and after touching your groceries. While the risk of contracting any kind of virus or bacteria from surfaces like bags and packaging are low, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.