What medications can be taken for COVID-19?
Are there any FDA-approved drugs for COVID-19?
What is the most important fact about over-the-counter medications used for COVID-19 symptoms?
Am I at risk for COVID-19 from taking FDA-approved drugs made outside the United States?
Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods, including food and drugs for humans and pets. There have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.
For which COVID-19 patients has been approved Remdesivir?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA?
Can food products produced in the United States or other countries affected by COVID-19 transmit the disease?
There is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States or imported from countries affected by COVID-19 can transmit COVID-19.
Which groups of people are at increased risks of severe illness from COVID-19?
Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.
Can COVID-19 survive on food or packaging?
Can I get COVID-19 from food?
Currently there is no evidence of food, food containers, or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects.
If you are concerned about contamination of food or food packaging, wash your hands after handling food packaging, after removing food from the packaging, before you prepare food for eating and before you eat. Consumers can follow CDC guidelines on frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and frequently clean and disinfect surfaces.
It is always important to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill.
Is food imported from countries and states affected by the coronavirus at risk of spreading it?
- Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.
Can I get COVID-19 from a food worker handling my food?
Can you get the coronavirus disease from takeout food from a restaurant?
What are the risks of food from takeout or drive-thru food?
- There is no current indication that takeout or drive-thru meals will increase illness.
- This option is a good risk management choice, especially for high risk and elderly groups because it reduces the number of touch points.
Is take-away food safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of the coronavirus.
What are the risks of food delivered to homes?
- Similar to takeout, food delivery reduces the amount of touch points associated with dining in a restaurant.
- Many delivery programs have instituted no touch/no interaction options, which greatly minimize risk.
How do I handle self-service food buffets such as salad bars in a retail setting related to COVID-19?
Will microwaving my takeout protect me from COVID-19?
What are food handling guidelines for consumers during the coronavirus outbreak?
How should food retail businesses clean during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2external, diluted household bleach solutions prepared according to the manufacturer’s label for disinfection, or alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and are appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s directions for use.
Clean frequently touched shelving, displays, and reach-in refrigerator units nightly when closed to the public. Conduct frequent cleaning of employee break rooms, rest areas, and other common areas. Clean grocery carts and baskets. Require employees to clean out lockers nightly to facilitate overnight deep cleaning pr
Is it safe to eat from salad bars during the coronavirus outbreak?
Where should the food industry go for guidance about business operations during COVID-19?
Food facilities, like other work establishments, need to follow protocols set by local and state health departments, which may vary depending on the amount of community spread of COVID-19 in a particular area. We encourage coordination with localExternal Link Disclaimer health officials for all businesses so that timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses in each location where they have operations. Also see the CDC’s What Grocery and Food Retail Workers Need to Know about COVID-19.
Should food facilities perform any special cleaning or sanitation procedures for COVID-19?
CDC recommends routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.