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Gloves, masks litter shopping center parking lots

Posted at 11:46 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:17:30-04

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Shopping center parking lots are being littered with disposable gloves and masks.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue posted a picture on Twitter showing a glove left behind in a parking stall.

"Don't be that guy!" the tweet said. "If you wear disposable gloves or masks for protection against COVID-19, you MUST discard them properly. If you toss them on the ground, you risk contaminating someone else. Please remove them per @CDCgov guidelines and throw them in the proper receptacle."

Others have posted pictures and videos of gloves being thrown on the ground in parking lots.

Mike Mazor shared pictures of an entire basket of gloves he found in a Delray Beach Home Depot parking lot.

His Facebook post said, "I understand that folks don't want to touch anything that might have the virus, but please don't leave your possibly contaminated gloves, wipes and snot rags behind for someone else to pick up. Take your items with you so you don't put somebody else at risk."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers an illustrated, seven-step guide on how to properly remove gloves.