FOOD SAFETY: FDA Recommendations and Q&A
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BE A HERO – STAY HOME
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IDEAS TO THANK OUR HEROES IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY
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JOB FAIR AND LISTINGS
This is the message we all have been receiving in order to slow down this pandemic. You have been advised to stay inside and minimize human contact, but one of the biggest challenges that I am sure we are all encountering is
what's for dinner?
 
How safe is take-out or food prepared in restaurants?


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has produced a Q&A on the safety of food products

Q: Can I get sick with COVID-19 from touching food, the food packaging, or food contact surfaces, if the coronavirus was present on it?
A: Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. For that reason, it is critical to wash your hands often, including utensils.

Q: Can I get COVID-19 from a food worker handling my food?
A: Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. However, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in some communities in the U.S. The CDC recommends that if you are sick, stay home until you are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. Anyone handling, preparing and serving food should always follow safe food handling procedures, such as washing hands and surfaces often.

Q: Since restaurant workers and other service industry employees have ongoing contact with the public, are there any special precautions these workers should take to avoid becoming sick with a respiratory illness, such as wearing masks?
A: CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

CDC recommends everyday preventive actions for everyone, including service industry workers and customers:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Q: Is food imported to the United States from China and other countries affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), at risk of spreading COVID-19?
A: Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods, and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.

Q: Are food products produced in the United States a risk for the spread of COVID-19?
A: There is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit COVID-19.

Q: Can I get COVID-19 from a food worker handling my food?
A: Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. However, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in some communities in the U.S. The CDC recommends that if you are sick, stay home until you are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. 

DON’T FORGET
SUPPORT OUR SUNRISE RESTAURANTS
BY ORDERING TAKE OUT OR DELIVERY

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Yes – YOU ARE HERO FOR STAYING HOME!

WHAT ABOUT OUR OTHER HEROES
WHO CAN’T STAY HOME?

While some of us have been able to adjust to work-at-home, we know many are sacrificing so greatly through lost jobs and fear of the unknown. 

Their pain and fear is real and we must treat them like heroes for their sacrifice

We hope meaningful relief is coming and will be working tirelessly to provide as much information as we can with compassion and empathy!

Also, remember, there are so many who go to work each day to keep our community safe and moving forward. They are heroes, too!

We know our nurses, doctors, hospital workers and our first responders are on the front lines.

But, remember, those who stock shelves and bag groceries; cashiers, truck drivers; city workers who keep essential functions working; those working to re-tool to get us the necessary supplies for our community; those working at the school board to provide meals and on-line teaching support; and, so many more.

Think about it – the cashiers and folks in essential business are just as concerned about this virus.

But they get up and go to work each day so that we can be prepared and get what our families need.

Be sure and take the time t0 show
your appreciation for all those heroes.

I hung a sign in my window at home:

“THANK YOU TO OUR HEROES”

Listing as many as I could think of at that moment….

Stop and thank our heroes (from a distance, of course)! 
JOB FAIR AND LISTINGS

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