Updated: Feb 28, 2020
The CDC is telling Americans to be prepared for the possibility of
COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in US communities.
Here are a few possible answers :
Should I stock up on foods and meds?
The last place you want to be is in a crowded grocery store or drugstore
It will prepare you for "social distancing" or avoiding crowds.
Avoiding crowds will minimize your risk of infection.
Eliminate social norm touching (handshake, hug, fist bump)
You want to be stocked up in case there is an outbreak in your community.
Here is a grocery list on what can help you prepare:
Drink more water
Drinking more water will help regulate body functions.
Hydrate the body, so it prevents cold and flu.
Drink 6 to 8 glasses a day and more if you are working out.
Clean your hands
Handwashing to prevent illness
Wash with liquid soap (no bar soap) 20 - 30 sec.
(fun idea: sing Happy Birthday 1 full song)
Dry hands until completely dry! Hand drying is critically important:
damp hands can spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry ones
Simple homemade hand sanitizer:
40% Rubbing Alcohol
*if you like, add a few drops of essential oil (lemon, peppermint, etc)