Even if you’re at home in quarantine, you’re likely still going to the pharmacy to get medication, or to the grocery store to pick up some food.
Which means you are at high risk of being exposed to the virus while running errands. This is why we recommend practising these steps to minimize your risk when you go outside.
Stop Using Cash
Although the virus is usually passed from person to person, we know that the virus can live on a surface for hours or more. This means handling money can greatly increase your chance of coming in contact with the virus. It’s best to use interact, and the “Pay-Pass” option if possible.
Don’t Look Through Produce with Bare Hands
To avoid coming in contact with germs, you should either wear gloves or use the plastic produce bags to pick up your fruits and veggies. Think about all of the people touching, squeezing and putting back items… Avoid the extra germs by protecting yourself and then washing your produce when you get home.
Wash Your Hands Each Time You Get Home
We can’t stress this enough. Every time you come back in, even if it’s just to pick up the mail, wash your hands! Make sure to use warm water and soap, and scrub down for a minimum of 20 seconds. Even if you’re using hand sanitizer, come home and lather them up!
Go Shopping Early in the Morning
Considering stores are getting sanitized at night, the best time to get your errands done is first thing in the morning. As the day goes on, more people go through the store, pick up items or even cough/sneeze in the proximity. Avoid these risks by going earlier in the day.
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