During this time people are certainly taking heightened measures to ensure that they protect themselves and their families. One step in this process is wearing gloves while out in the community.
Gloves are a great protective device you can use during this time but it is extremely important that you use proper glove safety while out in the community.
If you are touching your phone and your face and body while wearing gloves they truly are serving you no purpose. Ensure you are only touching the items you are purchasing and then remove your gloves before entering your car, honestly even before grabbing your keys for your car. Otherwise you are just transferring the germs from the surface of your gloves one of your own belongings. Then upon arrival at your home you should disinfect the items you can (such as plastic containers) with a a disinfectant wipe. I have also seen suggestions to not eat any produce you purchase for 48 hours to ensure anything living on the surface will have died.
The video below will guide you in proper removal of gloves, to ensure you are not touching the outside of your gloves at any point of removal. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at the Center.