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IGA stores across the country and around the world are mobilizing to serve you and your family during the Coronavirus spread with increased food safety and sanitation measures based in guidance from federal, state, and local agencies. Look to this website for regular insights to help keep your family healthy, including these tips from Courtney Puidk, a registered dietitian at Nutrition on Demand with 10 years experience focusing on the nutrition, health, and disease prevention fields, on what items should be in your shopping cart to prepare for the Coronavirus spread.
As the number of Coronavirus cases grow, state and local governments are taking different approaches to limit the spread within the community, ranging from imposed or voluntary quarantines to social distancing. The key, says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is to keep in mind that now is not the time to panic; now is the time to prepare.
So what does preparation mean in the midst of a global pandemic? Most experts agree it's a good idea to have a 14-day supply of essentials on hand so you and your family will be ready should you become sick or need to be quarantined.
Remember, there is no need to go overboard. Check your inventory first. Many of us already have a 14-day supply of daily items in our home. Try to be practical and considerate of others who also need these supplies.
Here's what we recommend shoppers purchase:
While you're preparing your shopping list, it's also important to remember how to prevent the spread of any disease in the first place.