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Southtown Walmart parking lot littered with gloves, masks

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - As more and more people are taking extra precautions to protect themselves against the novel coronavirus, it appears they're also creating more litter.

The Southtown Crossing Walmart parking lot is littered with gloves, masks and cleaning wipes.

ABC21 counted dozens of personal protective equipment on the concrete, in the grass, and in the landscaping around the property.

It appears folks are just tossing their PPE once they've finished up grocery shopping.

In Indiana, if you're caught littering, you can face hefty fines as well as court-ordered cleanup or community service.

Here is how the CDC recommends healthcare professionals put on and remove PPE:

Click here for more information on PPE guidelines from the CDC.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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