How to safely order food delivery, takeout and groceries during coronavirus quarantine

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How to safely order food delivery, takeout and groceries during coronavirus quarantine - Cnet

Keep yourself and your food or grocery delivery driver healthy and germ-free with these tips.

If you're staying home more often as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be wondering: Can I still order food or grocery delivery? And is it safe?

The answer, for now, is yes: Food and grocery delivery services such as DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats and Instacart are still up and running.

There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through food or food packaging, according to the CDC and the FDA, though germs are known to live on surfaces for up to nine days. That means you also don't have to worry too much about a sick chef transmitting it to you via your food, according to an epidemiologist. This is particularly true for cooked foods. If you ordered something cold, like a salad, and the chef sneezed on it, there might be some risk. But if food is handled properly, there should be little chance of an issue.
 
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