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4 Safety Tips for Ordering Takeout During COVID-19 June 23, 2020

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4 Safety Tips for Ordering Takeout During COVID-19, Hilo, Hawaii

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to limit your contact with others. That’s why dining out at a restaurant isn’t considered safe right now. Thankfully, you can still enjoy sushi, bento, fried chicken, and other favorite restaurant dishes by ordering takeout. Follow these four tips for a safe takeout experience. 

How to Stay Safe When Ordering Takeout During the Coronavirus Pandemic

1. Choose Contactless Delivery

According to the FDA, the virus that causes COVID-19 doesn’t seem to spread through food. However, it can spread through face-to-face contact, so choose contactless delivery.

When ordering your food, request that the delivery driver leave your food on your doorstep or front porch or in the lobby of your apartment building. You and the delivery driver can then avoid unnecessary contact. Leave your tip in an envelope outside your door or via a delivery app. 

2. Plate Your Food & Discard Packaging

The virus that causes COVID-19 may survive for 24 hours on paper or cardboard, so you shouldn’t eat directly out of delivery packaging. Instead, place all delivery bags and containers in your sink. Transfer your food to a clean dish, and discard the packaging. Once you’ve finished your meal, wash and disinfect the sink. 

3. Wash Your Hands 

sushiYou likely already know how crucial it is to wash your hands during the pandemic, but it’s especially important when you’re about to eat. Before you sit down for your meal, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

4. Disinfect Your Table

When the meal’s over, disinfect your table with an EPA-registered disinfectant. If the delivery packaging came in contact with your counters or other surfaces in your home, disinfect those as well. 


Craving some delicious sushi delivered in a safe, contactless manner? Turn to Kawamoto Store. Based in Hilo, HI, this trusted okazuya has specialized in Japanese, Filipino, and Hawaiian cuisine for over 70 years. Along with sushi, they offer shrimp tempura, Korean chicken, and a variety of other scrumptious dishes. Browse their full menu online, and call (808) 935-8209 to place an order. 

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