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By LuAnn Schindler

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A subscriber posed an interesting question this week. Amid COVID-19 concerns, how safe are everyday objects many of us take for granted?

Can pieces of mail - more importantly- your copy of the Summerland Advocate-Messenger, transmit the virus? What about styrofoam boxes containing a carryout order from local restaurants? Take it one more step. What about foods we eat?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, data indicates it is highly unlikely any of these items carry the virus.

As of Tuesday, no evidence of food-borne coronavirus exists. If you work in the food indust...

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