Best Advice on Staying Safe at the Grocery Store During Pandemic
According to aarp.org and WILX, whether you are grocery shopping for yourself or helping friends and family in need, here's what experts say about staying safe while going in and out of stores.
First and foremost when it comes to shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, older adults should ask friends or family members to run errands. Best advice here is by using a grocery delivery service, or opting for curbside pickup.
The CDC encourages all Americans to wear cloth masks that cover their nose and mouth in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies. Social distancing while staying at least 6 feet apart is very important as well.
I can tell you that my wife and I try to focus on safety precautions every time we go grocery shopping. We do everything from disinfecting shopping carts to making sure we wash our hands before and after we go to the grocery store.
Let's take a look at a few of the CDC guidelines for grocery shoppers:
1. Only shop in person when you absolutely need to.
2. Avoid shopping if you are sick.
3. Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
4. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering.
5. Disinfect shopping cart with wipes.
6. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Another good thing to remember is to use hand sanitizer after leaving the store, then wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at home. (aarp.org and WILX)