COVID-19 is not spread through food and drink. But since you have to remove your mask, eating or drinking around other people can increase your chance of getting COVID-19. Sharing serving utensils can also increase your chance of getting COVID-19.
You can lower your chance of getting COVID-19 by avoiding eating and drinking around people who you don’t live or stay with. If you can’t avoid it, try to spend less time eating or drinking near other people.
Some examples of avoiding eating and drinking around other people:
- Skip the snacks at the movie theater so you can keep your mask on.
- During soccer practice, bring your own water and avoid eating near other people.
- Have a quick snack during a break between classes, and wait until later to eat lunch.
- When you host a party, plan less time for eating and drinking. Encourage guests to stay farther apart when they take off their masks to eat and drink.