In all apocalypse stories, those who don’t prepare are the first to kick the bucket. Don’t go into a panic just yet, though. We’re nowhere near apocalypse levels as far as the coronavirus, but we should be mindful that it’s wise to prepare. If the virus finds its way to your city, here’s what you’re going to need in order to ride it out and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
1. Stock up on non-perishables.
You don’t have to turn into a doomsday prepper. The point of stocking up is to avoid being in contact with a lot of people. Instead of going grocery shopping multiple times a week, try to only go out once a week or preferably once a month to limit exposure. The less you’re around potentially infected people, the better.
2. Keep your medicine cabinet well supplied.
Just as with food, you want to make sure you have all the medicine you need so that you don’t have to leave the house more than necessary. In addition to coronavirus, there are plenty of other illnesses making their rounds, so be ready to treat those. Cough medicine and fever-reducers are good options.
3. Make sure you have the appropriate cleaning supplies.
Prevention is the best medicine, and one way to prevent the spread of germs is to keep your home clean. Bleach and disinfecting wipes have the potential to be deadly to coronavirus, so don’t underestimate the power of simple household cleaning. Wipe down frequently used surfaces and keep disinfecting wipes with you so that you can clean off any surface you come into contact with outside the home.