COVID-19: Grocery Shopping and Take Out Food

Most likely when/if we need to buy groceries we always wipe down the cart handles with an antiseptic wipe. However, how do you protect yourself when you bring those groceries into your home? I just viewed this video from a physician in Grand Rapids, Michigan who offers some suggestions. Perhaps you will not find all of these suggestions helpful or practical, but I learned a lot. Here is the link to this YouTube video,

@hopefull33250 Just had groceries delivered last night. I take a Lysol wipes and wipe down everything before I put them away

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@lioness

@hopefull33250 Just had groceries delivered last night. I take a Lysol wipes and wipe down everything before I put them away

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Great idea, Lioness!

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My daughter sent me the link too. Why did he bring all the bags into his house? If there are virus on the bags, they are flying around into his face! I don't bring bags into my house, I leave them outside for a few days. Then he opened the box of cereal and reached in to get the bag out. I did not see him wipe the bag down.. He could have transferred virus from box to bag! Overall good advice.. I do the best I can, I'm stressed as it is..

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@mayofeb2020

My daughter sent me the link too. Why did he bring all the bags into his house? If there are virus on the bags, they are flying around into his face! I don't bring bags into my house, I leave them outside for a few days. Then he opened the box of cereal and reached in to get the bag out. I did not see him wipe the bag down.. He could have transferred virus from box to bag! Overall good advice.. I do the best I can, I'm stressed as it is..

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@mayofeb2020, Good catch! If you recall he did suggest leaving the grocery bags outside for several days before bringing them inside. These bags were probably left outside for a while. Yes, we are all doing our best, but it is stressful as you say!

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Unfortunately my garage is not attached to my condo, so leaving it outside is difficult because it's been raining. We do have rabbits and squirrels around. I used to have a family of possums living under my deck. I don't have the luxury of leaving any food outside for a few days!

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@mayofeb2020

Unfortunately my garage is not attached to my condo, so leaving it outside is difficult because it's been raining. We do have rabbits and squirrels around. I used to have a family of possums living under my deck. I don't have the luxury of leaving any food outside for a few days!

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@mayofeb2020 Yes, I'm in a similar situation. Not everything he suggested is practical for everyone, but nonetheless there are some good ideas that I had never thought of before I watched the video.

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@mayofeb2020

My daughter sent me the link too. Why did he bring all the bags into his house? If there are virus on the bags, they are flying around into his face! I don't bring bags into my house, I leave them outside for a few days. Then he opened the box of cereal and reached in to get the bag out. I did not see him wipe the bag down.. He could have transferred virus from box to bag! Overall good advice.. I do the best I can, I'm stressed as it is..

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Mayofeb, i'd like to share this video but couldn't find this specific one on UTube. Would you still have the exact link??? Thank you.

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@fiesty76

Mayofeb, i'd like to share this video but couldn't find this specific one on UTube. Would you still have the exact link??? Thank you.

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Here is the link, I hope it works for you. https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps

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It looks like the link produces the YouTube video, not sure how to fix it.

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Thank you for the link; I tried it on google and on the utube site but the utube site showed the word "filter" at top and no results. Can jot down the main ideas to ff to friends and family. Thank you for responding…perhaps the code was just too long to bring up the video?

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Hopeful, thank you so much for your effort. I'm not very computer savvy so it may be something I just don't know how to do. Thanks again.

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@fiesty76

Hopeful, thank you so much for your effort. I'm not very computer savvy so it may be something I just don't know how to do. Thanks again.

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What you might do is go to Youtube.com and then when you get to the Youtube website, use their search engine and put the title or the doctor's name in the search engine and see if it will come up. Then go to the top of the video display and you should be able to pick up the link. It's worth a try.

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@fiesty76 and @hopeful33250 click the Share link in the upper right corner of the video, then copy the link and paste it in an email or message to send it to someone. Hope this helps!

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@mayofeb2020

Unfortunately my garage is not attached to my condo, so leaving it outside is difficult because it's been raining. We do have rabbits and squirrels around. I used to have a family of possums living under my deck. I don't have the luxury of leaving any food outside for a few days!

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@mayofeb2020 When I had my groceries delivered she left them outside my door I live in a senior building but I had my Lysol wipes ready and wiped them down handles first then rest before I brought them in. Help any?

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My question is how to handle fresh produce. My daughter is sending me fresh veggies directly from local farmers. I'm going to have cauliflower, kale, bok choy, apples, oranges, and spinach. If they are not packed wrapped in plastic, do I have to wash them with soap and hot water? Would this ruin the veggies?

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