On Tuesday, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed a declaration that delayed the date of the single-use plastic bag ban until January 15, 2021, and for good reason.

According to a recent article in the New York Post, researchers have determined that  reusable tote bags can hold virus particles that have either flown through the air and landed within or put there by their human owners, for weeks.

The article also states that virus particles could be spread throughout the grocery store and to its employees and customers, just by bringing them into the store and by setting them by the cash register. Of course, a situation like that can not only put you and those in your life in jeopardy, but it also puts grocery store workers on the front lines in the spread of the novel coronavirus.

So, in this case, single use plastic bags appears to be the way to go.

You may also want to think about washing any sort of plastic, vinyl, or even cloth bag that you use everyday, thoroughly!

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