The COVID-19 situation has changed rapidly. As the crisis has grown, the amount of people deemed safe to gather has quickly dwindled from thousands, to hundreds to ten. Worried about their safety and abiding by shutdowns, social distancing and stay-at-home orders, more and more Americans have turned to online shopping.
According to a statement by the CDC, “[T]here is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures.”
Likewise, the World Health Organization addressed the growing concerns, stating “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, many American shopped online just once per week. According to a survey by CommercialCafe, that …