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Safety of takeout food during coronavirus pandemic

With restaurants transitioning to takeout, drive-thru or delivery, is your food still safe from being contaminated from the coronavirus?

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 11:47 AM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 11:50 AM

Coronavirus is able to live on surfaces such as cardboard and plastic for between 24-72 hours. However, local experts say there is no reason to worry any more than usual with the risk of being exposed to coronavirus through takeout or delivery food. 

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The warming trend will continue tomorrow with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 60s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will also be much calmer today out of the east about 5-10 mph. Temperatures will make a run towards the 70s on Thursday with most areas landing in the upper 60s for highs as sunshine continues. A disturbance will pass to the south of our area on Friday bringing us a few clouds. Temperatures will drop down into the 50s on Friday before quickly warming back up for the weekend. The weekend is looking warm and sunny with highs in the low to mid 60s. Next week looks to start off just as warm with temperatures remaining well above average in the 60s.
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