COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

— Written By Natalie Seymour

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that food or food packaging is a risk factor for the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Current evidence shows the biggest risk of transmission of COVID-19 is being around individuals who have symptoms (and to a lesser extent, infected but not showing symptoms.) Grocery stores should be following employee health policies and health department recommendations to keep these individuals home.

If you want to reduce risk while grocery shopping, check out the following resources:

Social Distancing in Grocery Stores flyer image

For more resources check out our COVID-19 Food Safety Resources page.

Written By

Natalie Seymour, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNatalie SeymourExtension Associate Call Natalie Email Natalie Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University

Contributing Author

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice Email Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Apr 17, 2020
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