When grocery shopping, wear a face mask, and practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Although official guidelines recommend 6 feet, new research suggests it may be safest to maintain a distance of 12 feet in indoor spaces whenever possible.
While public health experts point out that there is no evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted through food, it may be possible to become infected after handling food or food packaging at the store that someone with the virus touched.
Wherever you buy your groceries, wipe down food containers.
Wash produce with running water only. Never use soap, sanitizers, or bleach solutions to wash produce. Fruits and vegetables are porous. Detergents and bleach that are not meant to be consumed can make you sick.
Keep your hands, countertops, and other surfaces clean.
Deliveries & Curbside Pickup
Home deliveries and curbside pickup are considered safest as they minimize person-to-person contact.
Ordering cooked meals from restaurants should be relatively low risk. Risk may arise from an infected person handling and packaging your food after it’s been prepared. Eating food typically isn’t a risk, given that enzymes in your mouth and digestive system normally kill any germs.
Contact local restaurants to see if their kitchen is open and ask if they do curbside pickup or what delivery app they use.