Both employees and customers should wear a mask and gloves when venturing out in public. Take wipes everywhere you go, and don’t touch any surface without wiping it down first. It’s always best not to touch your face before sanitizing your hands. Now is not the time to use your own bags – use new paper or plastic bags from the retail shop, and discard the disposable bags upon arriving home.
Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, a family practice physician in Michigan, offers an informative video about handling take-out food and groceries. There is little evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, but it’s best to take food out of bags and packaging immediately. Discard the containers and follow by washing hands thoroughly, according to Dr. VanWingen.
While lobbies are shut down, customers are wondering if proper sanitation rules are being followed. Can you be assured that your take-out restaurant is following guidelines? Businesses should communicate to their customers how their food or other items are being handled. Posting information on the website homepage and doors will alleviate customers’ worry.