Use online shopping with delivery or pick-up where available to limit the time
you are in stores. Experts say to wipe down delivery boxes or open them outside if
possible, and then wash your hands.
What Should I Get to Be Ready for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Food and water. Choose food that doesn't need to be in the refrigerator
and can stay good on the shelf for a long time. Buy canned foods and juices, rice,
dried beans, granola bars, peanut butter, and dry cereal. Remember baby foods if needed.
If you have pets, stock up on what they need too.
Foods your family likes when sick. These include things like
soup, crackers, and fluids to stay hydrated.
Household supplies. Don't forget toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste,
hand soap, and dish soap.
Medicines. Make sure prescriptions are filled and on hand. Get
over-the-counter (nonprescription) fever reducers. Your doctor will advise you on
how to use them.
A thermometer. Depending on your child's age, you might need
a digital thermometer,
temporal artery thermometer, or electronic ear (tympanic) thermometer.
Most schools and childcare centers are still closed, so find ways to keep
kids busy at home.
Be sure to safely store hand sanitizer and cleaning products out
of reach of the kids.
Check your calendar for when routine doctor visits are due. Talk to your doctor
about how to keep your kids' vaccines up to date.
As stay-at-home orders start to loosen, think about how your family will keep
safe. Help your kids get
used to masks. You can make face coverings together. Practice wearing them so
kids feel more comfortable when they wear them or see loved ones wearing them.