It suddenly all began now.
It’s now, been two weeks since our government declares the Enhance Community Quarantine in every nation.
Are we prepared for this kind of emergency? Are you?
I think since this is happening to us, we should be ready anytime. Being ready and prepared is one of our weapons to win on this kind of battle. In the case of any survival emergency, the DOH recommends keeping a supply of food and household supplies like laundry detergent and diapers if you have small children.
Here’s everything you should have in your home emergency kit in case of a possible home quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the local, private hospitals, DOH, IATF, and RITM.
1. To prepare for a self-quarantine at home during the coronavirus pandemic, you should stock up a 14-day supply of food for every person — and pet — in your household. Focus on dry and canned goods that are easy to prepare.
You should also stock up on noodles, ready to cook food and canned foods that contain liquid, such as tomatoes, beans, and tuna. The excess liquid can be used to cook dried food like rice and pasta. (Make sure you have a can opener.)
And don’t neglect comforting food items like chocolate and coffee, even if they’re not strictly essential.
2. Make sure you have enough household hygienic products like shampoo, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, tissues, feminine care products, and diapers.
It may sound simple, but regular and thorough handwashing and taking a bath is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, according to the DOH.
So remember to include hand soap and bath essentials in your home quarantine kit.
Don’t forget other hygiene items such as toilet paper, tissues, feminine-care products, “tabo” and diapers if you have small children in the household.
3. If possible, get a 30-day supply of your prescription medications.
If you already had a prescription from your doctor then you should stock at least good for 30-days to secure your health. But at this time, to boost our immune system we need more vitamin booster like vitamin C, E, and Zinc.
4. Maintain a first-aid kit with supplies to treat common injuries.
To be prepared for any kind of emergency, the Red Cross recommends keeping an at-home first aid kit to treat common injuries, including cuts, scrapes, swelling, sprains, strains and more.
This kit should include things like antibiotic ointment packs, gauze, bandages, thermometers, scissors, tweezers, and an emergency blanket.
5. Water supply likely won’t be affected by the coronavirus, but if you live in an area with limited access to supplies, you may want to buy enough to last through a 14-day quarantine.
I suggest stocking up a two-week supply of water during the pandemic, but experts say buying bottled water isn’t necessary for most people.
The coronavirus pandemic likely won’t affect the availability of drinking water here in the Philippines.
But people who live in some areas with limited access to supplies should make sure they have a 14-day supply of water to last through a possible quarantine.
6. Don’t forget about your mental health.
Some people under home quarantine taken the opportunity to binge Netflix shows and read some books.
In the case of a home quarantine, your mental health should also be taken into account.
Make sure to have entertainment items on hand such as books, board games, and card games. The DOH suggests games and activities for children.
Get the latest coronavirus analysis and research from DOH on how COVID-19 is impacting our nationality and businesses.
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What do you have on your Emergency Kit for Quarantine?
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