- Experts say there are ways to stay safe while grocery shopping even with the new, more contagious coronavirus variants.
- They recommend making fewer trips to the store as well as going during times it’s less crowded.
- They also say people should continue wearing masks and maintaining physical distance.
A mask and hand sanitizer — they’re likely two essentials that accompany you on your physically distanced grocery store run.
As new variants of SARS-CoV-2 crop up across the United States, you may contemplate whether it’s safe to be walking down those aisles anymore.
In fact, experts say this is a time to be even more vigilant.
“Whatever precautions you were taking before, you want to step those up a little bit,” said Eleanor J. Murray, ScD, an assistant professor of epidemiology