Coronavirus Precautions & Supplies List

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.