Here's What You Should Do Before Entering Your Home After a Grocery Run
According to DOH.
Amid the enhanced community quarantine, the entire of Luzon is forced to stay at home except for essential needs. The government has also previously announced that only one person per household is allowed to buy basic necessities.
But how do you keep your home safe after you went out to buy groceries? The Department of Health (DOH) has released a few basic guidelines worth following:
1. Take your shoes off.
Now's the best time to practice the common "no shoes inside the house" policy.
According to The Medical City, footwear could be a possible virus carrier, as "it has been discovered that the coronavirus is able to surive on the cling to pavement and shoe surfaces for up to 9 hours."
2. Place an alcohol near your front door.
This will help you make it a habit to sanitize your hands before entering your home.
3. Aside from your hands, you should be sanitizing other highly-touched items, too, like your bag and wallet.
4. Change your clothes right away!
5. Wash your hands with soap and water.
You've probably heard this a thousand times but it bears repeating. Alcohol is useful in limiting the spread of COVID-19 but it isn't as effective as soap and water.
WebMD explains the science behind how soap kills viruses like the COVID-19: "coronaviruses, like this year’s version that has left 100,000 worldwide infected with COVID-19, are encased in a lipid envelope—basically, a layer of fat. Soap can break that fat apart and make the virus unable to infect you."
Bonus: Rinse off canned goods before use.
According to Yummy.ph, "Cans can be contaminated with more than just the COVID-19 virus as it sits on supermarket shelves. Just like you rinse fresh produce before prepping and eating, you can do the same for almost all packaged food, too."
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