Yes, it’s safe to get your newspaper

The World Health Organization addresses the safety of packages and commercial goods in the following “Question and Answer” segment on its website. (

Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?

Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.