Many people have been asking us, should they leave their re-usable shopping bags at home?
We asked Jackson County Public Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames.
He says leaving resuable bags at home for the time being isn’t the worst idea.
He says using plastic or paper bags provided by stores, can help prevent any spread of coronavirus.
“This has to do with one of the ways we suspect people can transmit coronavirus which is to touch their mouth or nose when infected, perhaps they don’t even know it, and they then touch an inanimate object that is immediately touched by somebody else who touches their mouth or nose,” said Dr. Shames.
Dr. Shames says avoiding reusable bags can help reduce contact from person to person.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.