Safety while shopping for Groceries

Wear a mask when shopping, it will protect you from those who are infected and others from you if you are infected with Covid-19. Coronavirus is not only spread by coughing and sneezing, it is spread simply by breathing. Enclosed places like grocery stores, offices or other businesses are especially dangerous as the virus will hang suspended in moisture droplets that have been exhaled into rather stagnant air in indoor environments. Being outdoors and walking is not only good for us, as it helps with our need to exercise but with the increased air movement outside it helps to move the virus-laden water droplets away from us and our risk of infection is much lower.

Action Item: When shopping for groceries and supplies wear a mask and try to limit shopping to once every 7-10 days.

The evidence of reducing Coronavirus by wearing a mask is all around us. Look at the Czech Republic, South Korea and Japan and how the ubiquitous use of masks has reduced the transmission rate of the Coronavirus. We now know that more than 50% of those infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms. That is why it is so difficult to control the spread. If we became deathly ill early in event of an infection as with Ebola virus we would easily be able to identify who has Covid-19 and who doesn’t. But we don’t have that as the Coronavirus acts differently in different people. Wearing a mask will help us save those at risk. Those most at risk of dying from the Coronavirus are those over the age of 65 years of age, especially if they have health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, lung disease or happen to be smokers.

Be Safe. Wear a Mask. Protect those at risk!