Grand Rapids, Michigan doctor gives tips for shopping at a grocery store as well as for handling takeout and food delivery.
According to Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen via YouTube, using the sterile technique is a must.
For grocery shopping: wipe down your cart, commit to buying items before touching them or picking them up, don’t go to the market if you have respiratory symptoms or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, plan ahead to buy what you will need for two weeks, to minimize the time you must spend at the market and don’t allow family members or loved ones over the age of 60 to go to the market themselves.
For takeout and food delivery safety: Wash hands immediately with soap and water for 20 seconds after touching packaging and before handling food, keeping food free of contact with outside wrappers or packaging, place onto a clean plate, microwave or heat food whenever possible, and choose hot foods over cold and empty any sauces onto a clean plate or into a clean container without exposing them to the outer packaging.
For grocery cleaning and disinfecting: Sanitize your counter or workspace with a standard disinfectant, section your surface into two sides, designating one side as "clean" and one as "dirty" for your unsanitized groceries, wipe down all plastics, including packaging, get rid of unnecessary external packaging that could be contaminated, if you use cloth bags for your shopping, consider them "dirty" and place them outside or wash them immediately after use, move packaged items like bread to other clean containers, spray down impermeable packaging with disinfectant, wash fruits in soapy water vigorously for 20 seconds and our freezer will not kill coronavirus -- thoroughly disinfect all freezer items before placing them inside.