The Best Way To Deal With Package During Coronavirus

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The Best Way To Deal With Package During Coronavirus

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  • Crystal Sterling says:

    THANK YOU!!!
    We’ve been WANTING people to talk about mail delivery safety!!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏

  • Pinsch Runner says:

    Sorry, that is NOT a good protocol. Wear a mask and gloves, open the boxes outside, remove the contents to a bathtub area. Then immediately recycle the boxes in your canister outside. Leave your knife hidden in your hiding place outside. And going disinfect the contents that you bought then bring them in the house dispose of your mask and gloves outside in the garbage. Wash your face and hands.

  • ManagerMr says:

    People get a spray bottle and make the bleach solution, the CDC recommends mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon of water.

  • guitarkoala5 says:

    Here’s my protocol for living in a second floor apartment: have package delivered, open box outside, put contents of box on living room floor. Throw box away in the outside bin (usually holding my breath since I’m paranoid about droplets). Depending on what I ordered, I wash the thing in the sink (of course this would’t work for paper, electronics, etc., but works for certain things, like protein powder, vitamins). If it is something that can’t be washed in the sink, I wipe it down with a disinfectant wipe–if not available, then the bleach solution wipe. Most importantly, wash your hands throughout the process and before you eat anything.

  • kylie reeder says:

    doctor: “you have 4 minutes and 15 seconds left to live”


  • Illinois Picker says:

    I’ve been dumping the contents out on a table in my garage and letting them air out for a few hours. I immediately throw out the cardboard and sanitize my hands thereafter. Just to be safe – cardboard can carry the virus up to 24 hours I’m not taking 1 chance with those.

    • Robert Newton says:

      Plastic and metal can be up to 7 days. I recommend just leaving your packages out for 7 days, then getting them. The outside of your package may be cardboard but what if the contents are plastic. Where it lives longer

  • Jennifer Keller says:

    When I when I get a package and it stays on the front porch and then I put my mask on I put my gloves on and I spray the entire box outside with Lysol and then I open it outside and spray the inside of the box before I bring it in and then I sanitize whatever content is in the box with Lysol is that proper protocol?

    • Poseidon Adventure says:

      I spray all my paper mail with Lysol, too. Then let it dry. I open everything in the garage. I then wash my hands with hot water and soap. Short of living in a hazmat suit, what else can we possibly do?

    • BossMan says:

      I think you should of been on the show to be the example on how to do it.

  • alexander101207 says:

    Viruses DO NOT live on surfaces like cardboard, metal, plastic. They do not have a metabolism. They require a host cell to replicate their DNA or RNA. A virus can remain intact on surfaces for an amount of time, and if it’s intact, and enters into your body, it then has a chance to infect. I’m a microbiologist, and need to ensure that people understand that viruses are not like bacteria, which can multiply on surfaces with the presence of nutrients and water.

    • Lou Fazio says:

      I have been answered a question that [some?] viruses have a “quora” (?) tendency where a certain number need to be present for an attack to begin. Are you familarvwith this?

      This came from my question:
      If one SARS-CoV19-2 virus enters one’s body, can the immunity system develop and extinguish the virus with minimal symptoms (say, 50 y.o., average health)?  Could that person withstand 1,000 entities before showing symptoms?

  • Andrew Griffin says:


  • Blah Blah Blah says:

    How u gonna wipe on items without disinfectant wipes or spray?? U CAN’T find Clorox or Lysol wipes anywhere!!

  • Seekthetreasure says:

    Once you opened it the virus just blew into your face. Clueless.

  • shawn lopez says:

    I burn any package that I get, thats a for sure way to get rid of any potential virus; sure the contents get destroyed but at least I know I can’t get infected from my packages.

  • Picksalot says:

    Do companies like Amazon currently use UV Light to kill viruses etc. on their packages before delivery? Perhaps something like that needs to be implemented. Article: “UV light is nature’s disinfectant, but can it kill coronavirus?”

  • TR808 says:

    Dr. OZ IS A Joke…..The WIZARD

  • bjohnson1149 says:

    Many packages come from sources that have to be refrigerated or frozen. You didn’t bother to address that issue.

  • Drew Sheldon says:

    We don’t all have foyers 🙄

    • Yasir Salah says:

      I agree 100%, when I pick up my mail from the mailbox, I use a plastic bag to handle them, bring them home and throw them on carpet in a corner and let them sit for a week. Some window envelopes have this light plastic material, and you are right about some slick postcard droplets can stay longer.

  • Nagamalli Banavath says:

    I am already doing this,and spreaded to friends too
    Thank god

  • Chana Bayla says:

    Fear mongering fake dr

  • Sandy's Savvy DIY Patient Advocacy says:

    Respectfully, I take issue with a couple of your points, and I will offer what I think is a better suggestion. I also quarantine my packages, mail, etc. I have a corner in a seldom-used room where everything sits. I use one week, not 24 hours, because the 24-hrs only addresses the cardboard box (and even that, when tested, the data was “noisy”). Anything like smooth plastic, hard surfaces, etc on the inside of the box will be of much less concern if you wait a few more days. Second, bleach wipes are not sufficient unless there is enough moisture to keep the surface of what you are cleaning wet for several minutes. You are just wasting those wipes. Since most of my things are sitting for several days untouched, I don’t have to worry about that. If I do have something perishable delivered, I make sure it is something sealed (i.e. yogurt containers, sealed cheese, etc) and that stuff gets dropped right into the sink and washed well with soap and water; it’s more effective than the wipes. Nothing ever gets unpacked and set down in my kitchen counter as you show. Finally, I think it’s important to understand the proper use of gloves. What you show is that you are handling the box with gloves (in case it’s dirty), and then, with your now dirty gloves, you unpack the contents of the box. Once gloves are “dirty,” whatever else you touch becomes dirty as well. Respectfully, I uploaded a video on my rather new channel, and I explained what I do, and I believe it is more thorough than some of what you show here.

  • Louie Cypher says:

    Is it ok to spray lysol on the front of mask? Can that help? I only go out once a week so the mask sits there all week before I use it again

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