Here's Your Home Quarantine Kit

As fears of the coronavirus becoming a pandemic grow some people are stocking up. Authorities say you should be prepared with two weeks of supplies if you end up stuck at home.


It’s recommended that you have enough nonperishable food for two weeks, according to the American Red Cross. You can buy acompact bucket of dehydrated meals or shop for long-lasting food you won’t mind eating before it spoils.

  • Canned foods
  • Other nonperishables
  • Snacks
  • Baby Food
  • Pet food


A two week supply of water (if you don’t drink tap water) and other hydrating beverages is recommended.

  • Water containers can safely store one gallon per person or pet per day
  • Water filtration system
  • Half-cup pouches of water, available by the case, have a five-year shelf life


Good hygiene, particularly regular and thorough hand washing, is one of the best ways to protect yourself from coronavirus, or just plain old cold or flu, according the CDC. Soap and water and most household cleansers such as bleach wipes and alcohol will kill coronaviruses. If someone is sick at home, wipe kitchen counters, bathroom faucets and other surfaces several times a day.

A more extensive list is available here and you can find out what the Commonwealth has to say about all this right here.

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