How to Prepare for Staying at Home
Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our communities healthy. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself
Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.
It’s the best way to wash up (and much easier to find than hand sanitizer)
For handling things that might be contaminated. Do not wash or reuse.
Look for products with active ingredients such as quaternary ammonium, sodium hypochlorite, or hydrogen peroxide.
Towels, Clean Linens
Or anything else you might need more of as cleaning habits change.
Supplies of Shelf-Stable Food
Beans, rice, flour, and canned items: enough for a couple of weeks, if access to grocery stores is limited.
Coffee or Tea
Or other everyday “necessities.”
A First Aid Kit
Hospitals may be overwhelmed, so you’ll want to be able to treat minor problems at home.
90 Days of Medication
The CDC recommends stocking up on prescriptions, so contact your doctor.
If You Get Sick
Medication for Reducing a Fever
Like acetaminophen (Tylenol).
For Monitoring a fever.
Cough & Cold Medication
Including cough drops and lozenges, cough syrups like Dayquil/Nyquil, and decongestants like Sudafed.
Can also help with a cough that makes it tough to sleep.
Pedialyte or Gatorade works, but you can make it at home with a liter of drinking water, a scoop of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Plain water or other liquids also work for mild dehydration in adults.
Work & Entertainment
Yarn, art supplies, or other hobby items
It’s a good time to dive into an activity you can do at home. Morale matters!
Things for Working From Home
From a desk chair to a mouse, its better to have the tools for your job if its possible to work remotely.
Electrics and, Potentially, Spare Parts
If you phone or computer breaks, it’s an inconvenience in the best of times. Right now, it might be more than that, if stores aren’t open to get a replacement.
Games for Family time
You’ve got kids at home, you’ll need distractions!