7 Tips To Minimize Germ Exposure At The Grocery Store
Updated: Sep 29, 2021
Essential businesses such as grocery stores see plenty of foot traffic even during a pandemic. While going to the grocery store is necessary, taking safety precautions while shopping can help keep you and others safe. Here are 7 tips to help minimize the risk of exposure to germs and prevent the spread of the disease while visiting the grocery store.
CLEAN YOUR CART OR BASKET
Use the sanitizing wipes at the entrance of the store (or your personal stash) to wipe down the handles on your grocery cart or basket and anywhere else you may touch.
MAINTAIN SIX FEET OF DISTANCE
Staying six feet away from others while shopping can help keep you healthy. Harmful pathogens spread more readily when coming into close contact with another person.
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE
Germs can be spread by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Make it a habit not to touch your face.
ONLY HANDLE ITEMS YOU ARE PURCHASING
Certain germs can live on surfaces for an extended period of time. Try your best to only pick up what you're going to buy. If you need to read product labels, do so by searching for the product label online.
PAY BY CARD
Handing physical money back and forth to the cashier can spread germs. Minimize the risk to you and the cashier by paying with a credit or debit card.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS
Make it a habit to clean your hands as soon as you leave the store. Keep your favorite hand purifier readily available in your car.
USE A LONG-LASTING HAND PURIFIER
Using a long-lasting hand purifier such as Everest's alcohol-free 24 Hour Defense Foaming Hand Purifier, will keep your hands safe from germs no matter where you go. Just One application effectively and safely kills 99.99% of germs present on the hands and keeps on killing new germs for up to 24 hours, all while moisturizing your hands!