One worry during this time is how safe is restaurant take out food? Many of us want to support some of our favorite restaurants and miss some of our routines that involved specific places.
According to the CDC, “There is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
The CDC recommends contactless delivery (where the food is left on the frond steps, and there is no person to person interaction during delivery). As you carry the food containers or bags in, be mindful of not touching your face, and immediately dispose of containers in an outdoor garbage can. Use your own dishes, and utensils, and wash your hands often. These steps should go along way towards minimizing risk when ordering out.
Anytime you can support a local or small business during this trying time by doing something as simple as ordering food from them, you are doing more good than you know!