Be prepared for COVID-19

As much as we all want to avoid COVID-19, we need to acknowledge the possibility that someone at home may become infected with the virus.  As responsible people, we need to prepare for this possibility so that we are able to care for others and also reduce exposure to those outside our homes.  Here is a checklist of items to consider having on-hand at home before you need them:


  • Prescription medication to last at least two to four-weeks
  • Personal care items to last four-weeks
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Mouthwash
    • Shampoo
    • Toilet paper
    • Extra toothbrushes
  • Bleach
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Rubber gloves / nitrile gloves
  • Paper towels
  • N95 respirators
  • Non-perishable food for two to three weeks
  • Hand-soap
  • 60+% alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Routine cleansers:
    • Dish detergent
    • Laundry detergent
    • Toilet cleanser
  • Keep your vehicle gas tank above a half-tank
  • Make sure your home first-aid kit is complete
It is wise to prepare in a balanced way.  Over-buying and hoarding are unnecessary.  Be prepared.  Be safe.



Good DX and 73, NJ2X



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