Nebraska man urges public to be safe when using food delivery services during coronavirus outbreak
As COVID–19 concerns grow, a Hy-Vee employee is speaking out, cautioning people that changes are coming when it comes to who delivers your groceries.
As COVID–19 concerns grow, a Hy-Vee employee is speaking out, cautioning people that changes are coming when it comes to who delivers your groceries. “There are a large number of deliveries every day to nursing homes to hospitals,” says the worker.
The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, works in the Aisles online delivery service.
He says in his deliveries to Lincoln and Omaha, the customers worry as in a few days, Hy–Vee will use third-party services like DoorDash to send food to your homes.
He adds the delivery workers and distribution center now follow strict rules and hope the new services will do the same.
“Being able to check whether they are sick or not when they come into work in the morning or start working,” says the employee. “I don’t know if a manager ever sees these people.”
Hy-Vee provided this statement, “Hy-Vee has been working with our third-party delivery partners’ corporate offices to ensure that their cleaning and sanitization procedures match ours. Should any Hy-Vee Aisles Online customer have a concern, we ask that they contact our customer care department.”
His advice to the public is to think twice before using delivery for any foods to slow the spread of the virus.
“Second guess whether you really need that thing delivered to your home immediately until you verify someone you trust is going to be doing it,” adds the worker.
The CDC recommends when using food delivery to make sure one is at home to receive the food or that the food is left in a cool shaded space. Also, refrigerate or freeze goods as soon as possible.