Wipe Wipe Wipe! (Your Packages)

My family has been going out as little as possible, save for my mom who's a nurse. We really only ever go out when we got to get gas for the tractor, or chicken food. Everything else, we order online through Instacart or Amazon.

When we go out, we adorn our trusty facemasks, grab our hand sanitizer and our disinfectant wipes. Everything gets wiped down and we sanitize our hands afterwards. It's a safety precaution.

As for the packages we get delivered, it all gets wiped down before it even enters the house. I'll sit out on the front porch and wipe down each individual package before it enters the house. Doesn't matter what it is. I wiped down a banana the other day. Again, it's a safety precaution.

The FDA states that there's a low risk of getting COVID-19 from groceries or packaging, but I'd still say wipe them down. NBC Investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen said to remember that, "the main modes of transmission are going to be coughing and sneezing, being in close proximity with other people or touching those high-touch surfaces when you're out and about."

Maybe we're going overboard, but what if the delivery driver coughed or sneezed while transporting the packages? I mean, germs from one sneeze could travel up to 26 feet at like a hundred miles per hour.

The best advice I can give? Wipe everything.


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