During COVID-19, Should We Disinfect Groceries?

As we deal with a new normal, I have been approached, and I have asked many different questions about the coronavirus.  One that has come up quite often is about Groceries that we buy.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us that “novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials.”  This is alarming to me.  So, we must be diligent in how we handle many items that we come into contact within our daily lives.

CNN was asked the question as well and provided some steps.  According to CNN, who sought guidance from Dr. Celine Gounder, who is an infectious disease specialist at Bellevue Hospital Center she suggested “wiping down external surfaces of canned or wrapped foods.”  Also, Dr. Gounder remarked that “You should be washing your vegetables (and) produce anyway.  But I think making sure you sanitize your hands, wash your hands after you do all that – after you unpack all your groceries – is also a key step.”

Keep washing your hands!  If you have any questions that you would like me to get answers about, just reach out to me on Facebook at @MaryKRadio or email me at MaryK@townsquaremedia.com

(Source) for the full article from CNN, click here.  To read the article from the CDC, click here.  

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