The World Health Organization has officially declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. Most US states have reported cases, and the CDC recommends households to prepare for a possible lockdown, in case it starts spreading in your community.
One of the recommendations includes stocking up on non-perishable food, medications, and other essentials. If you’d like to make sure that you do not run out of kratom amidst a possible lockdown or a quarantine, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Kratom Buying Tips during Coronavirus
1. Avoid Hand to Hand Contact
Coronavirus can survive on surfaces. Therefore, it is possible to contract it by touching a contaminated surface and later pass it on to someone else.
So, if an infected person sneezes onto a surface, you have the risk of getting contaminated even if you touch the surface days later or have hand-to-hand contact with someone who has touched a contaminated surface.
Therefore, if you buy kratom at a local store, avoid hand-to-hand contact. Wash your hands with water and soap or use a hand sanitizer if hand-to-hand contact has occurred, and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.
2. Wash or Discard Packaging
Studies have shown that coronavirus can survive on cardboard for about a day, and on plastic and metal for about three days. So, thoroughly wash plastic packaging with water and soap. It will help destroy the virus and prevent it from infecting you.
If your kratom comes in a paper or cardboard package, you may want to transfer it to a sealed container and discard the packaging. Make sure to wash your hands afterward.
3. Set the Package Aside for at Least Nine Days
Previous studies indicate that coronavirus can survive on surfaces in room temperature up to nine days. So, after you purchase or receive the kratom package, allow it to sit for at least nine days before you open it. Make sure it’s in a place that cannot be accessed by children or other people who may get infected.
4. Wash Your Hands
If you have been to a store or have had a package delivered to your home, thoroughly wash your hands after you handle it. Use soap and water and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If that is not possible, use a hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol.
5. Use Contactless Payment Cards
If you buy kratom locally, avoid using cash. Instead, pay with your card, preferably a contactless one. The WHO recommends using contactless payment cards as those prevent you from touching cash or the card terminal.
6. Consider Buying Kratom Online
If there are coronavirus cases in your community and you prefer to stay at home, you can buy kratom online. In fact, since local stores get kratom from vendors who sell online, it is a great way to support kratom vendors directly.
Many import kratom directly from the source and are in the frontlines of ensuring kratom import to the country. So, you can also get access to much fresher kratom without covering the overhead costs of local stores.
Make sure to select a trustworthy vendor who lab-tests their kratom for both purity and quality. Sadly, kratom scams are common, and the pandemic is not a good time to fall victim to them.
7. Buy Kratom in Bulk
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many industries. This also applies to kratom availability and shipping.
So, if you are planning to purchase your next batch of kratom, consider purchasing it in bulk. This will prevent any unpleasant wait times in case vendors are unable to get a new shipment, or if there are delays or disruptions in the postal industry.
Moreover, buying in bulk can also help you save. If you purchase discount bundles, those are usually cheaper than the same amount of kratom bought in separate smaller packages.
Make sure to store kratom properly to ensure that it maintains its freshness and potency for as long as it is possible.
8. Buy In Advance
Even if your current batch isn’t close to being over, you may want to stock up. Businesses are taking coronavirus seriously and may suspend all services if a single person on their staff gets infected.
Keep kratom that you receive in its unopened packaging, and it should be able to retain its freshness as well as potency for up to a year or even longer.
Last but Not Least
Coronavirus is a new disease, and there is still much that we do not know about it. More studies are being done in different parts of the world. Hopefully, this will shed more light on how we can protect ourselves from the contagious disease while continuing with our daily lives. Until then, do your best to avoid exposure to it.
If you’d like to learn more on how to buy the best possible kratom, check out our kratom buying guide,