Coronavirus Shopping Tips
The spread of the Coronavirus or COVID 19 has impacted nearly everyone’s daily activities. Even things as simple as going to the Grocery Store has proven to be an area of concern. Particularly for those who are at higher risk. Many of our customers are doing their grocery shopping during designated Senior hours to help limit their exposure. Others don’t have this option and run a higher risk of interacting with people infected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19).
Many retail stores, restaurants, and supermarkets have really stepped up their cleaning and sanitation efforts. This is great news, but unfortunately, there is only so much they can do. Coronavirus shopping tips may help fill to supplement their efforts. While great strides are being taken to ensure common areas are cleaned and disinfected. Little can be done by store staff to do the same for every product being sold.
This can be somewhat disturbing, especially given fluid nature and new studies come out on how long this Virus can live on various Surfaces. Because of this, we wanted to share some Coronavirus Shopping Tips that may help provide you with the knowledge that might help reduce your chances of contracting the Coronavirus while doing basic necessities like grocery shopping.
Tips from our customers
I have found over the years that our customers are a great source of information. Often times I learn a lot from them. This was definitely true when “Kathay” sent me a text with the video below. It specifically talks about Coronavirus Shopping Tips that may help reduce your risk of exposure. Both at the Grocery store and once you bring these items into your home.
This video was posted by Dr. Jeffrey J. Vanwingen, MD, a family Medical specialist. Here is his website if you would like to know more https://www.fmsgr.com/
- Social Distancing (following CDC guidelines) This starts when you leave your vehicle and every aspect of your shopping trip. Waiting in line to enter the store, in the shopping aisles, and at checkout. This includes the customer behind you who gets to close to you inline.
- Sanitize your Cart and your hands… if possible wear gloves
- Only touch what you are going to buy…
- if possible wash your hands or use sanitizer after your shopping and before you enter your car.
- For greater exposure risk reduction, Clean/wash/or disinfect the packaging of your groceries. Ref. Dr. Jeffrey J. Vanwingen, MD video above.
- DO NOT JUST ASSUME FROZEN GOODS ARE “SAFE.” (I did not even consider this until I saw it on the video)
Coronavirus Shopping Tips Takeaway…
Being informed is the best tool you have to help to reduce the risk of Coronavirus exposure. This is particularly important during the rapid infection rate window that currently overrunning many of our hospitals and healthcare facilities. While most of us can not fully eliminate this risk, we can take steps to drastically reduce it. This helps our society as a whole. In that, if you are not infected, then you are not adding another body to an overburdened health system. That in some places is on the verge of collapse.
This is also good for you as an individual, In that, it means you may Never become infected with the Virus (this hope is true for all of you). But even if you do become infected, taking these steps could drastically increase the amount of time before you become infected. This is key because many things can happen before then that may increase the likelihood of “favorable” recovery:
- Being infected outside of the Exponential infection period may mean more medical resources are shared between fewer victims of the virus.
- More time means that more Research, Testing, and Evaluations of medical drugs & possible vaccines may be available that currently are not available.
- Even if drugs or Vaccines are created, It will still take time to mass-produce and decimate, reducing exposure until then is definitely a wise choice.
We hope that these Coronavirus Shopping Tips provide some helpful information. I know that it did for me and my family and I just wanted to share this in the hopes it may do the same for you.