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Is it safe to order take-out during the pandemic?

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By The Associated Press undefined

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Is it safe to order food via take-out or delivery during the coronavirus pandemic?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there's no indication the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging.

The main risk remains person-to-person contact between workers and customers.

Contactless delivery, in which the order is left outside the door, helps reduce that risk. In stores, restaurant workers and customers should stay at least six feet apart.

Experts say the risk of exposure from food packaging is very low, but advise hand washing before and after handling food or food packaging.

CBS 58 has compiled a list of restaurants and businesses offering to-go, curbside, and delivery service in southeast Wisconsin. CLICK HERE for more. 

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