With social distancing guidelines extended at least through the end of April, shoppers are relying heavily on food delivery and takeout businesses. While current evidence suggests you cannot get coronavirus from food, you may wonder how to keep your household safe.  Here are tips to stay healthy!
You should first consider what you want to purchase. If you are ordering groceries:
If you are ordering takeout:
Whether you purchased your groceries in person or had them delivered to your house, you will want to handle them carefully. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers advice for cleaning and disinfecting your home during the pandemic, including which cleaners work best against coronavirus.  If you’re using cloth grocery bags, you will want to wash them with detergent in a washing machine and dry them before reusing.
When receiving food deliveries, it is important to wash your hands after handling and putting away all delivery items. For trusted guidance on this process, see the infographic from the CDC below. 
Information regarding the coronavirus is constantly evolving. The information included in this blog post is taken from trusted experts on the topic. Make sure that you are staying up to date on the latest information by following the recommendations of the CDC, the WHO, and the FDA.
Written by Darci Bell, RDN, LD, Ph.D. Student | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD, & Taylor Newman, PhD candidate