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Canada Coronavirus: Experts say don't be afraid to touch your groceries

01:10  27 march  2020
01:10  27 march  2020 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Experts say as long as you practice good hygiene, you can reduce the risk of contracting the virus when out buying essential goods.

Ketra Schmitt, an associate professor at Concordia University’s Gina Cody Centre for Engineering in Society, explained the reason to limit trips to the store is to limit person-to-person interaction, which is still believed to be the main way the virus is transmitted. There is little chance to get the virus from an inanimate object, especially if you clean your hands thoroughly after touching it.

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Schmitt, who studies how communicable diseases are spread, said there is never a way to reduce the risk entirely, but just because the virus can live on inanimate objects it doesn’t mean there is a high risk of catching it, especially if you wash your hands after making contact.

“Something being detectable on a surface isn’t the same thing as catching it,” Scmitt said. “If people practice six-foot distance, wear a mask if they’re sick, avoid groups and wash their hands a lot we can reduce the risk.”

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Schmitt said in addition to protecting themselves, people should be concerned about those who make deliveries to their homes. That’s why she recommends wiping down doorbells, outside door handles and mailboxes.

As for products that come from grocery stores, Schmitt said she washes her hands after coming into contact with the plastic bags and cardboard boxes, but she doesn’t wipe down or clean products inside those bags or boxes.

“I have decided not to wash all my groceries,” she said. “I know people who do that on a regular basis, but that’s not something I do. I’m not saying that there is no risk, but I think the risk is certainly (low).”

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Several local stores have stepped up hygiene measures in hopes of limiting the risk of transmission. At Supermarché Akhavan, in Notre-dame-de-Grâce and Pierrefonds, the store has reduced its hours in order to dedicate more time to cleaning surfaces. Staff also provide customers with plastic gloves to wear. At many chain supermarkets, shopping carts are wiped down as customers enter and hand sanitizer is provided.

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At Croissant Monkland bakery on Sherbrooke St. W in Notre-dame-de-Grâce, a hand-cleaning station is set up for customers and only five people are permitted to be inside the store at any given time. There is tape on the floor of the bakery showing customers the proper distance they should have between them. Only contactless payments are permitted.

“We’re counting on customers to be careful because there are still a few who don’t understand that they have to keep their distance,” owner Éric Combes said. “If you hold a door open for someone, well, that’s contact.

“It’s a lot of stress to put these protocols in place,” Combes added. “But we have an incredible team; they’re taking great care. They’re cleaning everything every five minutes. We’re going through a lot of soap.”

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