• March 18, 2020 3:27 PM

How safe is it to eat out and do I need to disinfect vegetables etc. from the grocery store?

How safe is it to eat out and do I need to disinfect vegetables etc. from the grocery store?

How safe is it to eat out and do I need to disinfect vegetables etc. from the grocery store? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Eating out

Per the current Sonoma County Health Order, issued on March 17, 2020, restaurants are open for delivery, takeout and curbside pick up only. The order was issued as an ongoing effort to mitigate the spread of COVID- 19 in our communities. When picking up your food order, continue safe practices of social distancing of at least 6 feet of another person and washing your hands with soap or using hand sanitizer. 

Fresh produce

The coronavirus can’t live in food, though health experts aren’t sure how long it may last on the surface. As with any fresh fruit and vegetables, wash it thoroughly with water before consuming them. According to Consumer Reports’ testing, there’s no data to suggest you need to wash them with soapy water.When in the grocery store, please practice good hygiene by wiping down your grocery cart handle and using hand sanitizer. Use tongs or available plastic sheets to select breads, pastries or salad bar items. Stay away from people who are sneezing or coughing. Don’t touch any produce that you aren’t going to buy.