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Home Safety Kit Checklist for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

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In case of a quarantine for Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19), it’s important to be prepared and to have what you need before you need it. Use our checklist and links below to make sure you and your family have everything needed in case of a quarantine. Has the coronavirus come to your state? Click here to find out! 

 

Home Safety Kit Checklist for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
✔ Hand Sanitizer & Cleaning Wipes
✔ Cold & Flu Medications
✔ Food Supplies
✔ Water & Liquids
✔ Face Masks
✔ Gloves

 

Hand Sanitizer & Cleaning Wipes

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is imperative, even before anyone in your home is sick. Preventative measures are always better than reactive ones — that is, it’s better not to get sick in the first place. The Environmental Protection Agency has also released a list of approved disinfectants for COVID-19. The list includes a number of Clorox and Lysol cleaning products.

 

Cold & Flu Medications

COVID-19 has many of the same symptoms of a cold or a flu. Thus, it’s important to have a stock of some cold and flu medications before you have a sore throat and cough.

 

Food Supplies

If you and your family are quarantined, it’s worth having an emergency food supply. In fact, it’s good to have an emergency food supply in case of other disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes

If you aren’t looking for a disaster food package, make sure you are stocked up on canned goods as they have a longer shelf life than fresh produce and meat.

Frozen and Canned Vegetables: Canned and frozen vegetables are best as they tend to last longer than fresh vegetables in case of a quarantine.

Frozen and Canned Fruits: Like vegetables, frozen and canned fruits last much longer than fresh fruits. If your diet plan allows you fruit, consider stocking up on some of the following:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Cherries

Beans: Canned and dried beans are easy to make and relatively cheap, making them easier on the wallet.

Nuts and Nut Butters: A great source of protein and fat are nuts and nut butters. They don’t need to be refrigerated and can last a long while on the shelf.

Whole Grains: Grains half a relatively long shelf-life and can be cooked whenever you’re having a hankering for pasta.

Non-Perishable FoodsSoups: Having soup in your pantry is probably normal for many people but it can be even more important in case of a quarantine. After all, if you get sick you might get a hankering for chicken noodle soup!

Oils and Sauces: If you use oils to cook or season food, consider purchasing an extra bottle or two in case you have to stay home for a while. Additionally many people like having sauces to flavor their food so make sure you have your favorite sauce!

Spices: Let’s be honest… Sometimes those canned foods are just not as good as their fresh alternatives. Spices can help up the flavor factor!

  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon Pepper

Long-Lasting Foods: If you’re worried about the pandemic lasting for more than a few weeks, consider the following food items which have a longer shelf-life.

  • Honey
  • Bulk Dried Beans
  • Bulk Wild Rice
  • Bulk Peanut Butter
  • Beef Jerky
  • Dried Mangoes
  • Canned Tuna

 

Water & Liquids

Keeping a package of bottled water or a couple gallons of water on-hand is always a good idea, regardless if you’re under a quarantine or not. You may also want to consider other liquids like Gatorade, Pedialyte, or other rehydration items. 

 

Face Masks

The CDC now recommends that everyone wear face masks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Gloves

You may or may not find yourself needing gloves in case of an emergency quarantine, especially if you’re caring for one of your sick family members who is infected with COVID-19. For this reason, it’s best to wear gloves while interacting with them to help stop the spread of infection. 

 

 


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