Are Gas Pumps Safe to Use
This is a really good question. Are gas pumps safe to use during the coronavirus pandemic?
The other day I went to Speedway to fill up my truck and I have to be honest, I felt nervous about touching any part of that gas nozzle.
According to WILX, Mark Griffin of the Michigan Petroleum Association, stores"Our stores are clean. Our People are clean. Our equipment is clean. We clean them on a very regular basis."
Griffin also said that gas station and convenience store employees are cleaning surfaces every thirty minutes.
Even when I went to Speedway the other day, everything looked very clean and they even had disinfectant dispensers throughout the store.
Last week, Governor Whitmer said people who pump gas are putting themselves and others at risk just by touching the nozzle.
Medical experts say it is a risk, but not something people should be overly concerned about as long as they take the proper precautions.
So it is important to be cautious when you're out and about no matter what you are doing.
My suggestion is to wear medical gloves when you need to fill up your vehicle and dispose of them carefully after you are finished.