CDC releases guidance for staying safe during daily life

CDC releases guidance for staying safe during daily life
June 09, 2020


Communities and economies across the country have begun their phased approach to opening. With more people emerging from quarantine to share public spaces again, the CDC has released guidance for staying safe while resuming daily life.

Getting gas

  • Whenever possible, use disinfecting wipes on handles and buttons before you touch them.
  • After fueling, use hand sanitizer.

Grocery shopping

  • Stay home if you’re sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Order groceries online or use the store’s curbside pickup.
  • Only visit grocery stores in person when you absolutely need to.
  • If you visit in person, go when fewer people will be there.
  • Disinfect the shopping cart before touching it.
  • Use touchless payment whenever possible.
  • If you have to touch the keypad, use hand sanitizer immediately after.

Deliveries and takeout

  • Pay online whenever possible.
  • Ask deliveries to be left in a safe location, with no person-to-person contact.


  • Bank online whenever possible.
  • Ask about phone options or virtual meetings to use banking services.
  • Use drive-thru services, ATMs and mobile banking apps for routine transactions.
  • Avoid using counter pens and other items.
  • Use hand sanitizer after any deposit, withdrawal, exchange, drive-thru visit or ATM use.

Everywhere you go

  • Stay at least 6’ away from others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public areas, especially when social distancing is difficult.
  • Always wash hands for 20 seconds when you get home and after accepting deliveries.
  • Use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.

Visit the CDC’s website for full details and guidance.

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