Two Miami Amazon Employees Contract COVID-19; Safe Package-Handling Tips

While most Americans are stuck at home lately, delivery companies such as Amazon have become essential in how we receive our supplies and other items. So when the Miami Herald confirmed that there are 2 new positive COVID-19 cases at one Miami Amazon warehouse, that's big. The publication got their hands on some screen captures that read:

“We wanted to let you know we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at DMI3 [the warehouse] ... and consistent with our daily processes, the site has been undergoing multiple enhanced cleanings during this time.”

But don't panic!

We know that the novel coronavirus can live on some surfaces for up to 3 days, like plastic and cardboard. So just take these easy steps to continue staying safe and healthy:

Limit face-to-face interactions. When ordering package leave special delivery instructions to leave the box at the door or in a locker.

Wipe packages down. Most packages come with the product packing and the shipping container. Throw away the shipping package immediately and wipe down the product packaging.

Leave the package outside. Leave the package in a remote and safe location outside your home for at least 24 hours, as the virus lives on cardboard for about that much time.

Wash your hands, don’t touch your face. If you’re handling a package, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds afterward. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer.

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