Coronavirus Precautions & Supplies List
These habits and precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection are helpful for preventing the cold and the flu virus:
- Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
- Stay at home if you are sick
- Cover your cough and sneeze using a tissue
- Throw away any used tissues in the trash
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially before eating, after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose, and after using the restroom.
- When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a great option
- Clean and disinfect any objects and surfaces touched with a cleaning wipe or spray
- Face masks should be worn by people who show symptoms to prevent the spread of the disease, however, they are not recommended to people who are well.
- Minimize handshaking – use fist bump, elbow bump, slight bow, etc.
- Use knuckles to touch public light switches, elevator buttons
- Gas stations – use glove or paper towel to lift gasoline dispenser
- Open doors with close fist or hips – especially public doors
- Use disinfectant wipes with grocery carts
- Wash hands with soap and water when returning home from any activity
- Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer available at home entrance and in car
- Consider cutting back on public events and outings, events where folks come in from the outside, and larger events where there is a higher risk of infection.
- When in doubt, avoid large crowds and large public events
Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:
- Store at least a two weeks supply of non-perishable food
- Choose foods your family will eat
- Remember any special dietary needs
- Avoid foods that will make you thirsty
The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
- Protein or fruit bars
- Dry cereal or granola
- Dried fruit
- Canned juices
- Non-perishable pasteurized milk
- High energy foods
- Comfort/stress foods
Also please have at least 3 weeks of medication on hand and check your supply of over the counter medications (Tylenol, cold and flu). Please make sure you have a working thermometer. We also recommend that you boost your immune system with healthy foods and vitamins. We recommend Emergen-C or a similar product with vitamin C that helps your immune system.