Life as we know it has shifted in the last several months. We have had to fundamentally modify the way we work since the COVID-19 hit. For some, this implies that they will be working from home for the foreseeable future. For others, it implies that they must entirely alter their usual everyday job routines. That being stated, in this blog article, we will offer you a plethora of suggestions on surviving the coronavirus pandemic, with a special emphasis on the many types of goods and skills you will require.
This page contains WHO recommendations on how to protect yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The printable infographics below give information on general pandemic issues.
Stay up to speed on the latest COVID-19 information by reviewing updates from WHO as well as national and local public health agencies regularly.
First and foremost, understand when you may be ill. That isn’t always simple (or possible). Some persons exhibit no symptoms. Read our guide to Covid-19’s common (and uncommon) symptoms, as well as what to do if you suspect you’re sick. The guidelines below are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Stay at home unless you need to go out for something important, such as groceries.
- Wear a face mask or a fabric face covering if you need to run an important errand and keep your distance from people (about 6 feet). Avoid large gatherings of people.
- When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose (into your elbow or use a tissue).
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Frequently. If you’re on the run, you can use hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol. While Purell may be difficult to come by, creating your own sanitizer is surprisingly simple. You simply have to make sure you don’t screw it up and that the mixing equipment you use are properly sterilized; and use the right molecular sieve 3A to create a highly refined ethanol product.
Food and Supplies
To be honest, the most important items are those you should already have: food, drink, and a comfortable place to sleep. It’s also a good idea to stock up on basic emergency supplies.
The CDC advises wearing a face mask in public. Here’s how to construct a CDC-approved cloth face mask, as well as the regulations you should follow. Cloth face covers should not be used in place of other forms of protection. If you have the disease and are unaware of it, they may be able to protect others from you. There is still a countrywide scarcity of N95 and other professional masks right now, so don’t buy one if you see one. These masks should be reserved for medical personnel.
Medical-grade face masks: Once again, masks are in short supply around the country. Every N95 mask or high-quality professional mask you purchase or stockpile should be directed to a local health care institution. GetUsPPE.org provides a form that will assist you in locating and donating any masks or other personal protective equipment that you own. If you want to know more about how to approach face masks right now, scroll ahead or read our Mask Rules.
Try to buy less frequently, every 2-4 weeks if possible. Cook some of the dry goods that have been gathering dust in your cupboard as well. We propose dry beans, rice, pasta, popcorn (a fantastic snack!)—and perhaps an Instant Pot (Amazon, Target) or, honestly, any pot and heat source to have some fun with cooking. Here is a list of some nice meals to buy. Canned goods are handy to have on hand. Fresh vegetables and fruit will keep for a week or two (you can freeze those blueberries! ), and frozen vegetables are a wonderful alternative. Milk is acceptable, but be sure it’s not over its expiration date. The shelf life of oat and almond milk (as well as Lactaid!) is longer. Make use of that freezer.
You don’t need to buy a lot of bottled water if you have a water filter. It’s just a bunch of thrown-away plastic. It is quite unlikely that anything will happen to your water supply. If you’re concerned, get a Pur water pitcher to filter your water. It’s also a good idea to have a Lifestraw somewhere secure; it’ll be useful for filtering water if there’s a genuine emergency. Another option is this Lifestraw bottle.
Home Comforts to Make You Feel a Little More Calm
Even the most composed individuals might experience tension and anxiety when navigating something like Covid-19. It’s critical to take care of oneself, not least because stress depletes your immune system. If you have time, do everything you can to unwind, whether it’s sitting on the sofa with your kids or taking your dog for a stroll. We have some suggestions for being sociable at home, but here are some items that help us relax.
There is no need to hoard survival supplies or plan for nuclear winter. Simply restrict your close contact with people, wash your hands, and avoid touching your face. Keeping typical supply lines operating to their destinations is a smart approach to aid everyone else.