Many cities have been completely unlocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that everyone has decided to venture out, it doesn’t mean that COVID-19 is absent from the world. You must always keep precautions while moving around and buying whatever you need. The lockdown and Coronavirus has taught everyone one thing- don’t go out unless it is really required. Such a thought has paved the path for many to adopt a grocery home delivery app. To keep yourself safe from the virus, it is important to sanitize, and many of you may have the same question, how to sanitize groceries once they are home. If you are like the million of grocery home delivery app users out there, you have come to the right place to know the best practices for sanitizing your groceries.
- Wash everything
If you are among the few people who don’t use a grocery home delivery app, ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly once you are back from your outdoor shopping. To get started on how to sanitize groceries, empty the contents of your carry bag onto a clean area. If the bag is a disposable one, dispose of it properly. If you are using a bag made of fabric, soak it in water and disinfectant and wash well. Set your groceries up in their compartments, clean the counters and table tops and wash your hands with soap again.
- The 72 hour rule
A few studies have found that the COVID-19 virus stays on surfaces for 72 hours. Some experts suggest that you quarantine your groceries for 72 hours in your garage or in a corner of your room until the virus becomes inactive. Once 72 hours are passed, you can use your groceries. For many of you this may not be a viable option. In that case, immediately remove your groceries and sanitize the packets. Do not use any form of soaps or disinfectants on meat or vegetables. Cook them well to ensure that they are sanitized.
- Use disposable gloves
While keeping your groceries and toiletries away, you can wear gloves to be safer. Ensure that you dispose of them instantly when you are done and do not touch your face or other surfaces unnecessarily. To be even safer, spray sanitizer and disinfectant to all surfaces once you are finished with your grocery storage.
For the best recommendations on how to stay safe during COVID-19, please follow the WHO guidelines and stay safe!