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are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 12, 2020 05:37PM
Seems so, although such infection vectors have little attention lately.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2020 05:49PM
Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2020 05:54PM
....only if one is trying to bag......a date......



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 12, 2020 05:55PM
I don't know about reusable bags specifically, but it seems that fomites as a mechanism of covid spread seems not to be very common. Perhaps that's because a fomite is visible and therefore easily avoidable while airborne transmission isn't. And also that some people have made mask wearing (or not) a political statement.

You protect yourself from fomite transmission (individuality!) but you protect other people with masks from airborne transmission (socialism!).
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: timg
Date: August 12, 2020 06:05PM
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Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.

Same here. They made the change when they were legally required to start charging for bags again.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 12, 2020 06:07PM
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Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.

This but in the interim I have grown accustomed to just having the cashier put items back in the basket. This works in stores where cashiers unload your basket.

This also works better because I am on a campaign to ride my bike to the store every time I go shopping, at least until the snow flies. I just wheel the cart to my bike and unload it into the baskets and center console.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 12, 2020 06:15PM
never really were. its very fragile.

it was that dude who washed all his food in that viral video that hyped it.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 12, 2020 06:21PM
I went shopping via bike using pannier bags. It annoying to repack everything when you get to you bike so I was hoping it could go straight into the bag. In a show of competence, Trader Joe’s staff stopped me from entering with my bags. On the way out I attempt to transfer my dozen or so items near the door and was quickly whisked away to a corner with a table. I’m not sure how long they thought I was going to take but it was less than the time it took to get to the table.

I’d like to think I know how to buy groceries. Small problem, I know.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 12, 2020 06:25PM
Just returned from the supermarket. Tried to bag the goods, but the checker said she was wearing gloves just for the occasion. She said she's seen too many of customers trying to bag their own groceries now that bring your own bag is back to know it's not worth the wait on her end.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 12, 2020 06:29PM
Just returned from shopping and bagging was frustrating. I first took the time to select and load the cart (about 100 items), then unloaded everything on to the conveyor belt. Since I wasn't using their bags, I then loaded stuff back into the cart so I could go to the car and unload the cart into bags at the car.

There's a chain (I think somewhere in Europe) where the cart reads what you load so you just go thru a pay station and then to your car - that makes sense.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 12, 2020 07:13PM
We've come to really love the ScanIttm system at Stop and Shop. We scan items as we shop and put them right into bags as we go. Then we just scan the device at the self-checkout, pay and go. It was a pain when we had to use their crappy plastic bags during the time that reusables were banned. Then they started providing paper bags at leas,t which are at least more reasonable for bagging. I can't wait until we can bring our own again.*


*Actually, the past few shopping trips we've brought back and used the paper bags the store provided during the previous trip. Either they didn't realize it or didn't care. I much prefer to bag my own groceries anyway, so it shouldn't make a difference. It's not that I don't want them handling my groceries; they're just incredibly poor baggers.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 12, 2020 07:15PM
Spray them with Lysol and let them be exposed to sunlight, on the inside and outside services for a few hours. I would think that would kill off pretty much anything that can affect you.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 12, 2020 07:17PM
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Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.

Same here. They made the change when they were legally required to start charging for bags again.

Trader Joe's allows patrons to bring reusable bags into their stores, but not to use them to bag groceries within the store. They do provide a table outside the store exit (with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes) where patrons can transfer their groceries to their reusable bags, but that solution strikes me as potentially risky. I just roll my cart to the back of my SUV where I keep my reusable bags and pack them there.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 12, 2020 07:21PM
our local TJs provides bags, otherwise I'm back to carry-in.
so far, so good.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 12, 2020 07:26PM
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our local TJs provides bags, otherwise I'm back to carry-in.
so far, so good.

In CA they are required by law to charge for the bags they provide.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2020 07:31PM
.....how's it....hangin'........???



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 12, 2020 07:37PM
I never was very concerned. The CDC says spread by contact is very rare.

You're not going to catch it through your hands (except possibly if you have an open wound). If you have the virus on your hands, you have to touch a mucous membrane prior to sanitizing or washing in order to get it.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 12, 2020 07:42PM
In most grocery stores around me in Sacramento, I'd say that at least half of the people don't even bother wearing masks even though the law says that everyone must wear one. I asked a manager about this, and she claimed that corporate doesn't allow them to enforce this. I don't know why, since to get on a bus I must wear a mask. Trader Joe's is the exception, they have someone outside to greet you, give you a clean cart and make sure that you're wearing a mask. So anyhow, I'm not sure how any sort of bag policy would matter since so few people are wearing masks. My 2 Cents...
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2020 07:45PM
.....it's hard to enforce when there is a threat of violence from said people......



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 12, 2020 08:20PM
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Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.

Same here.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 12, 2020 08:46PM
Fomite transmission is rare but NOT unheard of. Recall the case several months back of the woman who got the virus through use of a pharmacy keypad that had previously been used by someone who had the virus.




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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 12, 2020 08:46PM
Aldi gave up on that pretty quickly.

I only bag in the store when the weather is terrible, otherwise I bag in the trunk of the car. Where I keep the bags.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 12, 2020 09:14PM
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Fomite transmission is rare but NOT unheard of. Recall the case several months back of the woman who got the virus through use of a pharmacy keypad that had previously been used by someone who had the virus.

They've been saying "Don't touch your face!" for six months. facepalm



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2020 09:18PM
.....have been handling my own bags.......for long time......quite often......



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 12, 2020 10:34PM
Our grocery requires we use their bags. When we could use ours before the virus, we would get a 5¢ credit for each of our reusable bags.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 13, 2020 01:36AM
I don't bag in the store, just keep everything in the cart until I get to the car.

I then unload the cart into several reusable bags sorting by where in the house those items go, kitchen, pantry, garage fridge, etc.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 13, 2020 07:44AM
Haven't started reusing our reusable bags yet.

I don't let employees bag the groceries. Not because of the virus, but because those that bag have no clue on how to bag. They either: put 50 lbs in a bag, put 6 ounces in a bag, put stuff on top of eggs/bread/etc, cleaning supplies with fruits/vegetables, etc.

I put refrigerated and frozens together, cleaning supplies together, etc. I can bag as fast or faster without screwing it up.
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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2020 07:50AM
....don't like others fondling.....my bags......



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 13, 2020 08:02AM
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Fomite transmission is rare but NOT unheard of. Recall the case several months back of the woman who got the virus through use of a pharmacy keypad that had previously been used by someone who had the virus.

They've been saying "Don't touch your face!" for six months. facepalm

Right, but this was relatively early on in the pandemic, and I think a lot of people weren't really monitoring how many times you touch your face in a given day.




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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: d4
Date: August 13, 2020 09:24AM
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are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?

What do you mean by "we"?

Me personally using my own bags? No
Customers using their own bags? Maybe
Workers using other customer's bags? Yes.



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 13, 2020 11:21AM
Our local groceries will let us use reuseable bags, but then we must bag our own. I think its fair.


Same here, at my local Safeway.

I don't BYOBag, though I should.

I like getting the large paper sacks, as they're handy at home.

Maybe I should let my OWC MWSF swag bag get some air.




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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 13, 2020 01:05PM
Guys... worth remembering that this virus does NOT survive well on paper or cardboard, versus plastic and some fabrics.

That's a pretty good argument for brown paper bags... they're reusable/recyclable, usually pretty sturdy, and can be used for all sorts of things other than groceries (I like using them for sorting my recyclables!).




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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2020 01:10PM
.....you can reuse plastic shopping bags......as a hair net....



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Re: are we still concerned about covid spread via reusable grocery bags?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 13, 2020 04:18PM
PeterB,

Yups. I rarely visit grocery stores these days. Only when absolutely necessary and usually just for two or three items. I let the cashier bag them in a brown paper bag. After I get home, items get sorted and put away accordingly. If the bag is in good shape and in reusable condition, it gets folded and put away.

Stop & Shop/Pea Pod still uses plastic bags. Anything delivered by them is sorted and put away. We do not reuse the bags. They get thrown into our recycling bin.

FreshDirect delivers in their special Fresh Direct bags. They are very nice, reusable bag. Prior to the pandemic, you returned the bags to the FreshDirect delivery staff. Now, they tell you to keep them. As with brown paper bags, if the bag is in good shape and in reusable condition, it gets placed in an out of the way area for a week. At that point, I fold and store it.

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