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April 07, 2020
It’s wild out there right now. Visiting the grocery store has become a potentially anxiety-inducing ordeal, your pantry shelves are bare and restaurants have closed their doors to the public. But we still need to fill our bellies and make sure we’re doing it without exposing ourselves to Coronavirus. So what are the proper protocols we should be following right now?
What is safe? Is it ok to order takeout? When you buy produce at the grocery store, is there a chance it could have become infected by somebody touching it?
The short answer is… Your chances of catching COVID-19 from food is unlikely.
Quick lesson on what we know about Coronavirus and food, from multiple health organizations worldwide:
With all this in mind, if you’re still feeling concerned about contracting COVID-19 from your food, be sure to put these safeguards in place for additional peace of mind:
While ordering food to be delivered, follow these tips:
So remember, not a single positive case has been linked to actual food. Provided you’re properly sanitizing food packaging and washing your hands, you can feel confident cooking as much as you like and experimenting with as many new recipes as you please!
Enjoying food can be a great comfort and pleasure in these uncertain times, and a great means to connect with your quarantine circle and share a meal (with appropriate distancing spacing, of course!). So rest easy knowing that we don’t have to panic too much when it comes to nourishing our bodies and souls with food.
April 14, 2020
Thank you, this article was practical and very helpful.
April 07, 2020
As tempting as it may be to obsessively troll social media for intel on these new COVID-19 developments, there’s really only a few authorities that have any good business commenting on what we should do to stay safe and healthy. Be selective of the information you bring into your space by referring to trusted medical organizations to get the latest updates.
While we’re all sheltering in place, there are some basic necessities we just shouldn’t go without... plus a few items that are nice to have on hand to make the lockdown experience a smooth (and even pleasant!) one. Putting a bit of planning into your weeks ahead will make a world of difference to flattening the curve, and helping the COVID-19 pandemic stabilize and be over sooner rather than later.
April 06, 2020
We want to feel confident that we’re doing things the right way when it comes to disinfecting our homes, to properly prevent exposing ourselves and our quarantine companions to Coronavirus. After scouring the internet for the best techniques to get our homes sanitized and slow the spread of the virus, the verdict is in: Keep it simple, and be thorough.