During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have to be more careful than ever with not spreading germs, and one thing to be hyperaware of is how you handle groceries. In any food’s journey from manufacturer to grocery store to your home, it can encounter a variety of people, which means it can be exposed to the coronavirus along the way. If you’re in a store shopping, be careful not to touch anything you don’t want to bring home, just so you aren’t spreading your own germs, and shop with a purpose. With people being instructed to socially distance as much as possible, it’s important to minimize your time outside the house, so make that grocery list and save the browsing for another day. And when you do get everything you need, here are four tips for how to handle your groceries when you bring them home.

POPSUGAR aims to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information about the coronavirus, but details and recommendations about this pandemic may have changed since publication. For the latest information on COVID-19, please check out resources from the WHO, CDC, and local public health departments.



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