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Every time you grab a pump handle at the gas station, you could be transferring germs from dozens of other drivers’ hands to your skin. Before the pandemic, you probably gave that fact little thought, but now you should consider it the next time you fill up your tank.

So, how can you stay safe? Most importantly, do not touch your face after filling up unless and until you have thoroughly washed your hands.

The following tips, culled from Consumer Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help you steer clear of the coronavirus when you fill up:

  • Wear disposable nitrile or latex gloves when gripping pump handles and using keypads. In a pinch, covering your hand with a paper towel will provide some protection.
  • Use disinfectant wipes to wipe down pump handles, buttons, and keypads before you use them.
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean your hands before getting back into your car.

These steps can help keep you from coming into contact with germs – and transferring them to other people or surfaces – like your vehicle’s door handle, steering wheel, or other “high-touch” surfaces.

Source: Money Talks News

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