Jessica explains what you need to do first before going to the grocery store
Jessica: Perfect! And then so really before you do all of that though, you have to get in your car and you have to get to the grocery store. I wouldn't worry about personally, when I go to the grocery store, I don't worry about wearing gloves or mask in my car because I'm not coming into contact with anyone new and I'm also wiping down any surfaces that I've touched after a trip out into the public so there really is coming into a clean area already or at least as clean as my home is so I'm only coming in contact with my own germs at that point. And then I get to the grocery store, and I open my car door but first before I do any of that, I make sure that I left my purse in my car under the seat where no one can see it and I have taken out my debit or credit card. The exact cash if I've decided to use cash for my budget for the day because a lot of us are on budgets because of unemployment and my ID if I've decided to drink my woes away so then I put all that in my pocket along with my handy-dandy hand sanitizer, and a couple sets of gloves in case I need them and I'm ready to go into the store. I put my gloves on as soon as I get into the store, and then why don't you go ahead and take away the next part.
Shayna: So once you're in the store, most stores have those little Sani Wipe Stations at the front when you first get in, you can grab one of those wipes, wipe down your shopping cart and at that point would be a good time to take off your gloves and put a new fresh set on, you've cleaned your cart with your dirty gloves and so instead of retouching your cart with that same set of gloves, just put a new pair on fresh pair, you're good to go. Go into the store, keep in mind not to be grabbing things that you don't intend to buy so try to touch as few things as possible while you're on your trip there so just grab what you need if you need to look at a label, try to do it without touching it. So once you have all your things, then you can proceed up to the cash register. As far as your card or your cash or whatever you're using to pay - that's in your pocket, you're going to be cleaning your clothes once you get home anyway, you're supposed to be putting a fresh pair of fresh set of clothes on and then also taking a shower once you are done at the grocery store so just grab your card or your cash out of your pocket. Hey, put it back in your pocket or if it's a card, you can just put it in your grocery bags because you're going to wipe it down once you get home anyways. Put all your groceries back in your cart and then proceed outside.
Jessica: Perfect. And then once you get to your car, you're going to go ahead and switch your gloves again because now you're going to be coming in contact with some new things so you switch your gloves, throw away any gloves that you've taken off, and you're going to open all the car doors. Any door that--- so your driver side if it's just you and your truck, and then you're going to take your grocery bags, complete with the groceries and any dirty items that need to be wiped down so that includes a cell phone if you happen to use your cell phone put that in the dirty bag. What I've been doing is I've actually been creating a shopping list before I leave for the grocery store. I am really as soon as I've decided that I might go that day, I create the list and I put it in my pocket so I'm all ready for it. That way you can dispose my list afterwards with my gloves but if you have forgotten your list like I have countless times, put your phone, your credit card, any money that you've used in the dirty bag. Close your trunk, take your gloves off, get in your car and close the door from the inside so now you're back inside in a clean environment, and you're ready to go. If you have to, you know you can, there are obviously, you know, you might get to this point you're like, there's a couple of steps that I don't want to do like, I don't want to ride around with my dirty gloves in my car. I don't want to leave my car door open, and go throw it away so you can bring maybe a Ziploc bag and have it in the car with you and slip your dirty gloves in there, close up the ziplock bag, toss it in the trunk if it's easy access, just keep it next to you if you don't have easy access to a trash can, but that way your car inside stays as clean as it possibly can and you're once again, just in contact with your own germs. So now, you're home, it's time to go inside so you want to done fresh gloves, you want to get out of your car, you want to grab your groceries and then close all respective doors and go inside. So before I leave my house, what I do is I live alone, so I open all of my cupboards that I put food into before I leave so everything's ready. If you live with somebody else, maybe have them open the cupboards for you when you arrive. That way you don't have to worry about touching anything, but that's eliminated any chances of significant cross-contamination once I get inside and then once I'm in my house, I switched my gloves again, because I don't really want to bring anything more from outside-inside than I have to so I've switched my gloves again, and it's time to remove everything from the grocery bags. Now, my sink is in the middle of the counter so I have this little square of like dirty counter space in the sink and then all this area of clean counter space and so what I do is I remove everything from the bags and I put it on the dirty counter and then I go ahead and I take those bags and I put them outside. The CDC has more information or your local government might have more information on particular materials. I know that I don't want to use any more harsh chemicals than I want to, that's my own personal choice, you may have a different opinion so I just keep everything outside until the virus---if the virus is on my bag has died. One thing that we've learned just working in the piercing industry, is if you're going to come in contact with blood is just to work as if that blood is dirty so that way, you've eliminated any chance of contracting anything from somebody else and so we're just taking that same principle into grocery shopping.