order takeoutWith the fear of infection on our minds these days, it’s easy to get panicky about everyday choices. Infectious disease and food safety experts weigh in on ordering dinner to-go.

“I know people are worried, but from what we know currently about the virus, it’s safe to eat food prepared at restaurants so long as you take the proper precautions — in particular hand-washing,” says Schaffner.

As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. and Americans heed directives to stay home, takeout and delivery of prepared food is picking up. Yet in these fearful times, many of us are wondering if eating takeout is a good idea.

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