OHA Guidance for Grocery Shopping

Guidance for Grocery Shopping from the Oregon Health Authority:

  • ​Stay home if you’re sick. Avoid shopping if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, which include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Order online or use curbside pickup.

Protect yourself while shopping:

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others while shopping and in lines.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.
  • When you do have to visit in person, go during hours when fewer people will be there (for example, early morning or late night).
  • If you are at higher risk for severe illness, shop at stores that have special hours for people who are over 65 or who have underlying medical conditions.
  • Disinfect the shopping cart, use disinfecting wipes if available.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you leave the store. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with regular soap and water when you get home.
  • At home, follow food safety guidelines: clean, separate, cook, chill. There is no evidence that food or food packaging has been linked to getting sick from COVID-19.
  • For more information see the CDC webpage.​

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