Should Retail Workers Change Gloves?

After work on Wednesday, my mom stopped at Walmart to pick up some much needed groceries. The girl who checked her out was wearing a mask and gloves.


But my mom was worried about her wearing her gloves constantly. She didn't change them in between customers. The gloves protected the girl, yes, but not the customers. Let's say someone who has the virus - even if they don't know it - picks up a bag of frozen peas. The girl checks them out, swipes the peas. The virus is transferred onto the gloves, then transferred onto the next item she touches.


My mom also gave a rather disgusting analogy for this: it's like puting a used condom on again.

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