IS IT SAFE TO ORDER DELIVERY OR TAKEOUT AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?
Many people are wondering if it’s safe to order food during the coronavirus crisis. It’s been a week since San Francisco was locked down to prevent the spread of the virus, and it didn’t take too long for Illinois, Connecticut, New York, and California to follow suit. These states and other parts of the country, French restaurants and other types of food establishments are only allowed to serve their clients through takeout or delivery.
Restaurants, for a lot of people, are important right now. Although a few are using these limitations to rekindle their passion for cooking or to learn new dishes, that isn’t applicable to everyone like for parents who are working at home while homeschooling their kids because of school shutdown. And don’t forget the frontline workers, the staff in hospitals who are working 24/7 and no longer have time to eat were it not for French restaurants Myrtle Beach supplying their meals.
But is it possible to become infected from food delivery or takeout? The food on its own, provided that it’s cooked as per the standard safety guidelines, isn’t a problem. The resources that were given by the North Carolina State University, which were compiled from the CDC research suggested that the novel coronavirus, which is responsible for COVID-19, isn’t suitable to infect humans via the digestive system because the acid in the stomach will cause the virus to be inactive, if for instance, a sick worker sneezed near your meal.
A recent study published by the National Institutes of Health said that the coronavirus can be detected for as long as 24 hours on a cardboard and up to three days on plastic items and surfaces. But CDC, FDA, and USDA, didn’t find any evidence that the virus could be transmitted through food and food packaging and therefore, considered low risk. But they know that the coronavirus could be spread through droplets that could be transmitted through coming in close contact with an infected person.
In case you are worried, especially if you or your family member has an underlying condition, there are a few precautionary measures that you can take.
Choose a trusted restaurant that you really trust like The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro. Many consumers received several notices from different restaurants about their food safety practices. So, in case you are doubtful about a certain establishment, then you can find another one. Choose one that has reported that they have a tested and proven hygienic practice.
Don’t forget to tip the person who delivers your French food. You can do so with your card in case you ordered directly from a French restaurant Myrtle Beach or through a third party app. By doing so, you can avoid close contact and possibly spreading the coronavirus through cash, which is extremely dirty.
You can also wear disposable gloves whenever you are picking up or accepting your order. Empty the food into your own dishes and then throw out the packaging while still wearing your gloves.
Call The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro for more information about their curbside and takeout services.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave
Little River, SC 29566