With the Covid-19 pandemic numbers rising so are peoples concerns and fears. More people are wearing masks and more are wearing medical gloves. Some residents are even disposing their masks and gloves in grocery store parking lots and in city streets
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry took to social media to express his concerns with people being more responsible.
“I received a number of phone calls and a couple of emails or text messages that indicated that it was a problem and then I saw it myself.” “I think it’s in response to their fear that they would somehow contaminate themselves or carry the virus home. So, once they use the gloves when they go into stores to shop, specifically in grocery stores, they’re taking the gloves off near their cars and just dropping the gloves.”
“This is a crisis that we’re in and we understand the fear. But, let’s be responsible and let’s realize that we’re all in this together and we will only survive if we all do our part.”
If you’re using gloves, throw them away in the appropriate trash bins. Those gloves could be contagious and when people pick them up, they are now at risk. We all need to help each other during this time!