Grocery Shopping Tips

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The Coronavirus pandemic & the Goverment authorities mandated social isolation is raising questions to most of us about our grocery shopping and fulfilling other essentials. The Minnesota Governer’s ‘peacetime emergency‘ declaration recommends “social distancing of at least 6 feet” as well as against gatherings of more than 250 people in shopping malls, office & worship buildings.

Grocery Shopping

Even with the ‘social distancing‘ all of us have to do our essential visits to the grocery & drug stores to meet our daily essentials. For the peace of mind, The New York Times and the Washington Post provide following helpful tips:

  • Limit contact with group of people, keep at least 6 feet distance, wash hands as soon as get home and don’t touch your face or hair.
  • According to the CDC, older people with chronic diseases should stay home and avoid shopping.
  • Make less frequent shopping trips (once or twice a week).
  • Avoid busy shopping hours, if possible.
  • CDC doesn’t recommend wearing gloves or masks while in grocery stores. Maintain at least 6 feet distance from other shoppers & store employees.
  • Use store provided wipes to wipe down the cart handles & to open freezer doors.
  • Touch at little as possible.
  • If concerned, throw your clothes in the wash and take shower after your grocery trip.

We are not aware of any reports at this time of human illness at suggest covid-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging.

Stephan Han, FDA Commissioner
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