Can I catch COVID-19 from packages like mail or grocery bags?

Question: 
Can I catch COVID-19 from packages like mail or grocery bags?
Date Added: 
03/24/2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
COVID-19
Answer: 

Yes, but it is very unlikely. The CDC explains why in their Q and A at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#spreads. Extra precautions can't hurt, even if the risk is low. Washing your hands or if that isn’t possible, using hand sanitizer makes sense after touching surfaces or handling objects that others may have been touching.