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Delivery workers continue to work amidst the coronavirus pandemic

As more of us stay home and opt for delivery instead of brick and mortar stores - some people are asking can the virus be spread by delivery workers?

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 7:24 AM

KHSL - As more of us stay home and opt for delivery instead of brick and mortar stores - some people are asking can the virus be spread by delivery workers?

There are nearly a million drivers across the country delivering your packages.

A lot of people see their service as essential.

It all starts in the warehouse where employees say they are still being kept in close proximity to keep up with the work.

The process continues for drivers who don't have cleaning supplies in their trucks.

Drivers who are used to handling hundreds of packages a day - now do so - at their own risk.

"No soap, no hand sanitizer. There's no cleanliness at all, but we're essential. They're telling us we're essential," said Richard Hooker, a delivery driver.

How can you protect yourself?

When you do receive your package - it's always safe to wear gloves.

Then once open - don't leave the box laying around, toss it or recycle immediately.

As for the contents - a wipe down while not necessary - can bring valuable peace of mind.

When you're done - don't forget a good hand washing.

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