Coronavirus prep: Items to keep on hand or do

These are some of the recommendations we’ve heard or do ourselves. 

 

Things to get or have on hand :

  • Chlorine bleach (also isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide) .
  • Hand Disinfectant.
  • Disinfectant wipes.
  • Nitrile gloves.
  • Gan mao ling.
  • Masks.
  • Tissues.
  • Cough syrup.
  • Cough drops/throat lozenges.
  • Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol.
  • Food and water.
  • Adequate supply of necessary medications.
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags (small for waste and large for clothes until washed) 
  • Cash

Things to do :

  • Regularly disinfect commonly-touched surfaces (handles, switches, counters, toys, etc.). 
  • Keep reasonable social distance.
  • Don’t shake hands or kiss hello.
  • Don’t lend or use other people’s devises.
  • Wash hands after using a computer, phone, tablet (disinfect, too).
  • Keep hands from face.
  • Cough into elbow or shirt.
  • Wear a mask around others if you’re sick.
  • Wash hands thoroughly – 20 secs (silently sing Happy Birthday twice).
  • Wash hands before AND after handling food/eating.
  • Use separate hand towels or paper towels
  • Take off coat (pants and shirt/blouse depending on exposure) and shoes upon returning home. Keep outside 3-4 hours or spray with Lysol (per one doc)
  • Wash hands and disinfect phone immediately upon returning home
  • Make contingency plans.
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