Dirty gloves found littering parking lots in Oakland County

Posted at 10:54 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 19:16:15-04

(WXYZ) — Shoppers in parts of Oakland County are outraged after dirty gloves have been found littering parking lots of stores in the area.

Photos sent to 7 Action News show the dirty gloves in parking lots at five different stores, as well as masks.

The photos were sent in by Scott Wolan who lives and shops at these stores.

“My first concern was for my personal safety and others. We’re supposed to be controlling this virus and people are just carelessly throwing these gloves around is only spreading the disease,” Wolan says.

Dr. Rhonda Conner-Warren is Assistant Professor in the Michigan State University College of Nursing.

She says, “The virus can live on a surface for 14 days. All the different surfaces you touch are next to impossible to keep up with and to keep wiping down. So some barrier is better than none.” She also says people are also protected with frequent washing of hands and don’t touch your face, nose and eyes.

Gloves are also in short supply and are that barrier for medical personnel on the front lines of fighting the pandemic.

People who are using the gloves should be disposing of them correctly. Check out the photos and each location below.

Meijer - 1703 Haggerty in Commerce Township

WalMart - 3301 Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township

Busch's Fresh Food - 33300 W. 14 Mile in West Bloomfield

Dollar Tree - Haggerty Road in Commerce Township

Kroger - 2905 Union Lake Rd. in Commerce Township.

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