How Safe Are Your Deliveries? How to Handle Packages During the Pandemic

Delivery services have steadily increased throughout the country as more people are staying home to reduce their risk of exposure. Then reports surfaced that the dreaded coronavirus can live up to 24 hours on cardboard after direct contact from an infected person.

Numerous hands touch your package before it lands on your doorstep, which leads many to question the safety of accepting a delivery.  Fortunately, many delivery services have taken extra steps to ensure customer safety during this time.

Customers can also take precautionary steps to reduce their risk when handling package deliveries during this pandemic.


How to Properly Handle a Drop-Off Package

In order to be safe, you should protect yourself from any potentially contaminated surfaces on the package.

Here are some helpful protection tips:

  • If the package is protected and out of sight, it is recommended to first leave the package where it is dropped off for 24 hours which can provide time for the virus to die.
  • If the package is needed immediately, wipe down the outside and inside of the package with an antibacterial solution before opening.
  • You should open and dispose of the packaging outside of your home.
  • After handling the packing materials, immediately wash your hands to further reduce your chance of infection.


How to Handle an In-Person Delivery

For in-person deliveries, you should take steps to create an environment with the least amount of interaction between you and the delivery person.

Here are some helpful protection tips:

  • Leave a note for the delivery person to ring the doorbell or knock first and then to leave the package at your door. This helps to limit touch points between you and the delivery person.
  • If a signature is required, try to stay a safe six feet away from the individual.
  • Always wash your hands immediately after the delivery for extra precaution.


How Delivery Service Companies Are Keeping Your Packages Safe?

Here at Reliable Delivery, we are committed to your health and safety. All our drivers wear surgical masks, keep hand sanitizer in their vehicle, and follow proper hand washing protocols.

As delivery volumes have increased, we are ensuring that all our drivers maintain access to these personal protection supplies to address the concerns of our customers.

For your further protection, Reliable Delivery drivers are making a point to limit touch points, increase hand washing frequency, and are subject to multiple temperature checks throughout the day.

For a safe delivery solution during this crisis, call us at 734-423-3030 or click here to secure the lowest possible rates in Michigan and Ohio!

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