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Saturday, October 31, 2020

We are all ( I hope) very aware of COVID protocols and many of us have questions about the safety of going out to shop. CBC's Marketplace did some "digging" into the cleanliness of grocery stores here in Canada and revealed what the dirtiest spot in the shopping experience is (not the shopping cart handle). Read on, you may or may not be surprised and realize that all stores, grocery or otherwise utilize these gadgets.

It's the Blue Moon tonight and the next time this full moon's appearance will coincide with Halloween will be 19 years hence. I hope it's clear tonight for all of us to enjoy. Happy Halloween! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Great info! I learned in that article too that Hand sanitizer gets rid of e- coli!

    I've become a germophobe now after all this Covid19 craziness. I wipe down groceries, shoes, wash the masks, never wear more than once and shower when get home. Better to be safe than sorry.
    114 days ago
    Thanks for good info. Makes sense. I pick up groceries curbside, mostly. Stores tend to be crowded near me.
    115 days ago
    The full moon tonight was a little Halloweeny. When I looked up, it had a fog around it and a dark cloud across its middle.

    The germiest places was no surprise. I wipe my hands after touching the key pad and I wipe down the shopping basket handles, too. But as long as you don't touch your face when you're touching all the germy stuff, you're okay IF you keep your mask on because you will not be touching your nose or mouth, the entry places to the virus. That's another reason to wear masks.
    117 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2020 10:30:55 PM
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    I don’t make huge orders because it pays to shop around do my bills are not big, and I can tap. The Loblaw’s stores are pretty good on sanitizing. The prices are often outrageous.
    117 days ago
    I watched that programme too. Whenever possible I tap my card rather than inserting it and using the keypad... and I use hand sanitizer when leaving the store... perhaps I should also clean my credit card.

    I've never seen anyone working in my supermarket not wearing a mask, but wonder about the people who work in the parts the public do not see.

    What bothered me most was the mistakes about food temperatures. I often buy sushi, and sometimes a BBQ chicken... perhaps I will stop that, although I've never had any problems after eating it.
    117 days ago
    I don't wear a hazmat suit but I do keep Lysol wipes in my car and as soon as I am finished shopping I use one, first on my hands, then my car keys, gear shift, steering wheel and door handles. Once home I take off my mask and put it in the laundry, wash my hands, put away the groceries and then use another Lysol wipe to clean my debit and credit cards, phone, purse and let them air dry while I wash my hands yet again. I shop at a Superstore (Loblaws) and they are incredibly diligent about cleaning everything between customers including the PIN machine. Only one customer per lane is allowed at a time and customers are required to pack their own groceries, starting yesterday no more plastic bags are allowed here so you are responsible for your own bags or else pay a small fee for paper bags.
    117 days ago
    That was a surprise to me. I sent the link on to DH since he does our grocery shopping in what I call "full hazmat gear" Sanitizes his hands when he leaves the store and takes a shower when he gets home after throwing his clothes into the laundry basket, We're old.
    117 days ago
    Why am I not surprised? emoticon emoticon
    117 days ago
    GOOD info there... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    117 days ago
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