How do you get ready for something when you don’t exactly know what it is? That’s been the recent scenario in many Countries ,
as people learn more about the new coronavirus and try to prepare for a potential quarantine at home.
There’s a lot more to preparing for a coronavirus quarantine than hoarding toilet paper and bottled water.
this quarantine checklist will get you and your family prepared for spending a lot of time at home.
- that we aren’t providing exact quantities ( that’ll vary depending on the size of your family.)
- Quantities will also be influenced by how much quarantine time you want to be ready for (two weeks is a good minimum, but one month is better).
- Finally, note that hoarding and preparation are two very different things — we’re not advocating for emptying Costco’s shelves of toilet paper and those delicious little potstickers.
The recommendation is to get enough necessary supplies for a potential quarantine.
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Things to eat
It may sound simple, but regular and thorough hand washing is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, according to the CDC.
bleach & surface cleaner
Even if you or nobody in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, it’s still a good idea to keep your home clean.
“Ramping up the wiping down of common surfaces will help protect the household against seasonal infectious agents,”
washing your hands is almost always a better option, as long as soap and water are available.
First-aid kit with supplies
This kit should include things like antibiotic ointment packs, gauze, bandages, thermometers, scissors, tweezers, and an emergency blanket.
Preparing your pets
However, pets need their basics just like you do, And amazon is a good source for name-brand food at discounted prices.
It’s also easy to buy these things in bulk if necessary, including the ones listed below.
Dogs Dry Food
Fish & Aquatic Pets
Same goes for your pets! Make sure you have sufficient pet food, litter and other supplies on hand.
Things to keep you busy
- Stay social: Make sure to connect with friends and family. Video chat & phone calls . Maintaining those connections when you’re physically isolated from the larger community is key.
- Exercise: If you can find the space, try to get in a little workout.
- Have a routine: If you usually get up, make breakfast, take a shower and get dressed for work, then do those things even if you’re working from home. Maintaining a sense of normalcy is important when the rhythms of your daily life have been disrupted.