Important Information Regarding COVID-19.

Coronavirus and Healthy Shopping & Eating Out

While studies have shown that coronavirus can be present for up to three days on certain surfaces such as metal or plastic, there is no published data to date that suggests that people contract COVID-19 from touching food or food packaging.

Here is some helpful advice when you are shopping for food:

Takeout: This can be a good way to support local businesses and reward yourself after a week of cooking at home.

For more information on your nutrition/gastrointestinal health during the pandemic or to book an appointment with Gotham Gastroenterology, contact our office at 212-794-0240. You can also make an appointment on-line.

Resources:

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic (https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/shopping-food-during-covid-19-pandemic-information-consumers/

van Doremalen N, Bushmaker T, Morris DH, Holbrook MG, Gamble A, Williamson BN, Tamin A, Harcourt JL, Thornburg NJ, Gerber SI, Lloyd-Smith JO. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 Mar 17.

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