Distribution is first come, first served. The grocery bank will have enough groceries to serve 1,000 vehicles from 10 a.m. until all groceries are gone.
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Food Bank and Del Mar Fairgrounds hosted a large-scale “drive-thru” food distribution for low-income families and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis on Friday April 3rd . To follow social distancing guidelines, the distribution of food was “touchless”. The participants did not leave their cars. Instead, the food was put straight into the truck.
The distribution was first come, first served. The Food Bank had enough groceries to supply 1,000 vehicles by 10 a.m. The Food Bank said the number of people who need their help is likely to double due to the coronavirus crisis.
For health and safety reasons, no one was allowed to “walk” or receive food.
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According to the CDC, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a family of viruses that can be spread from person to person. Coronavirus is believed to be first discovered in December 2019 in a fish market in Wuhan, China. When someone has coronavirus, they may experience mild to severe respiratory illnesses, coughs, and difficulty breathing.
However, there is currently no vaccine The CDC suggests the following precautions, as with any other respiratory disease:
There is no vaccine
The best way to prevent disease is to avoid exposure to the virus
It is believed that it mainly spreads from person to person between people in close contact
And it is thought to be spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth
Avoid close contact with sick people
Put distance between yourself and others
Stay home when you are sick
Wear a face mask when you are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
If you have no tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow
Wash your hands immediately after coughing and sneezing
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a normal household cleaning spray or cloth
Information on disinfection and cleaning can be found on the CDC How to protect yourself Page.
The California Department of Health has issued Guidance on the use of fabric face covers to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
San Diego County has made face coverings mandatory for those who work with the public, including grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and similar businesses.
While officials say these face coverings are not a substitute for practices such as social distancing and hand washing, there is evidence that public use of fabric face coverings during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission. Officials do not recommend the public use N-95 or surgical masks, which are required by health care workers and first responders.