When you go to the store, you limit what you touch, whether it’s a box of cereal or a shopping cart. Tap or click here to see how grocery stores and other retailers have adjusted business hours. Everything you bring home and order online is wiped down with disinfectants or is otherwise cleaned, given that coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours and other surfaces even longer. You’re doing everything the right way, even when others are not — like the shocking report that a delivery driver was caught on video spitting on someone’s package.

Disgusting act caught on camera

It even looks like he catches some of the spit with his hand and wipes it on top of the cardboard box. Take a look at the video below, from a KABC news report.

The new normal: Ordering everything online

So your packages are already at risk, which makes how you handle them that much more important — especially if someone tasked with delivering those items to you is trying to make the situation worse.

Keeping your package deliveries safe

The coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions with any package you receive. We recommend opening your deliveries outside and immediately discarding the packaging, then wiping the contents down with disinfecting wipes. Wear disposable gloves during the process if you have them. Tap or click here to see the list of disinfectants strong enough to kill the coronavirus. Don’t forget to wash your hands, thoroughly, with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds when you’re done. While you’re at it, tap or click on the links below for additional tips on disinfecting deliveries brought to your door: And be sure to keep up with the latest tips and news you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic at Komando.com/coronavirus. The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, advice, or health objectives.