Preparing for CoronaVirus

Coronavirus is all over the news and, depending on where you live, the numbers may be climbing at an alarming rate. How can you keep your family safe? In this post, we’re going to discuss precautions to stay safe and preparing for this outbreak.

Listen to the News
First things first. Listen to the news to know what your local government is suggesting. This will give you a better idea of the areas of your state that are being affected. You will also know whether or not you are allowed to leave your home, which places are closed, and any other important updates on the virus.

Practice Social Distancing
Look, many people aren’t crazy about spending time indoors and distancing themselves from others. Right now, it is essential to help reduce the spread of the virus. Remember that while you may not show symptoms, you may still be a carrier of the disease. Stay 6 feet away from others and don’t spend more than ten minutes with them. Most are recommending groups no larger than ten, but some are suggesting even smaller groups.

Boost Your Immune System
Instead of rushing out and buying all the toilet paper, focus on things that can boost your immune system. Increase your vitamin C intake, consider supplements that boost your immunity. You can also reduce stress levels (stress can greatly reduce your immune system). Exercise. Drink bone broth and eat a healthy diet.

You want to have products on hand to clean and sanitize your home. Clorox wipes are a great option because they are handy and quick to use. Keep disinfectant spray, such as Lysol, on hand to spray down doorknobs and other areas that are touched often.

Be Prepared
Your medicine cabinet should have products on hand to help combat flu symptoms. Symptoms of the coronavirus include cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. This means that having cough drops, cough syrup, and anti-inflammatories on hand will be helpful. They are requesting that people who show symptoms stay home to avoid spreading the disease. This means you’ll need to stay home for at least two weeks. Make sure you have enough food in your home to make it through this quarantine period.

Coronavirus, COVID19PIN IT!

Remember, preparing doesn’t mean hoarding. Purchase the supplies your family needs, but don’t panic and buy everything. This will pass. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the fear and act irrationally.


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  • Amanda

    Great tips! I’ve been washing my hands and sanitizing like mad my hands are so dry haha. But all for safety! Hope you’re coping well staying at home and safe.

  • Brianne

    These are excellent tips. I listen to the news for daily updates, but I ensure that my news sources are credible. There’s so much misinformation out there.

  • Amy

    I really feeling like everyday things get scarier. I will be so thankful once this is past us.

  • Heather

    This has been quite a time, hasn’t it? We’ve been self-quarantined for almost 2 weeks now.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Preparation comes with deep awareness and knowledge. Bravo.

  • Kathy

    I agree with all of these. We haven’t been going anywhere unless I need something, and I’ll go alone if I do. I think it’s a good idea to stay home.

  • Daniel Sierra

    Great words on this difficult times. Where I live everything seems under control but still being home for so long can get to some people’s head. So I would recommend to work on mental health to stay safe. Everything will be ok is everyone does their part.

  • Jess

    Thanks for the tips! The social distancing piece is so hard but I know, is so important too!

  • Monica Simpson

    I have to have a balance of how much news I pay attention to. The rising numbers of deaths, the specific locations throughout my state of people who have tested positive make my stress levels sky rocket. We’re all just doing our best hand washing and staying at home.

  • khoingn | The Broad Life

    Also don’t forget to wear mask when going out and hand sanitize regularly

  • Shahrom Martijn

    Yes. Avoid Panic buying. Be civilized and think about others too.

  • Susan

    This is a scary time. Great suggestions… I’m more relaxed knowing I have supplies if I get sick.

  • Kita Bryant

    I am thankful that my husband likes being prepared. We got a pretty good jump on this virus.

  • Catalina

    I am already prepared but I hope it won’t come! 🙂 This waiting and isolation period is so hard!

  • Sarah Bailey

    We are on lockdown over here – only allowed out for essential trips – it’s really surreal to be living through I don’t think any of us could have imaged anything like this.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Truth be told, being prepared is the best thing for this virus. We shall emerge victors.

  • GiGi Eats

    Is it weird that I LOVE wiping everything down with CLOROX and bacteria-killing Windex? LOL!

  • Marysa

    These are great tips for such crazy times. We definitely will be using some of these since our world has been turned upside down.

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Totally agree with all of these tips, we are social distancing as much as we can. I just wish everyone would follow these rules

  • Julia

    Thank you for this helpful article. I have researched and isopropyl alcohol is actually more efficient and less toxic than clorox or lysol if you can find it. Also in addition to vitamin c add Quercetin to your supplementation to help avoid illness.

  • Knycx Journeying

    I agree that Social distancing is key and people have got to realize that by now.
    Thanks for the info and please keep us updated on the situation! – Knycx Journeying

  • the joyous living

    lovely tips. i can’t tell you how many times i have washed my hands and lysol’d the surfaces.

  • StepheN

    Prep prep and more prep is so important, it’s such a strange thing to live through

  • Elicit Folio

    Great and timely post! I especially love your point about vitamin C intake and increasing this and other supplements. Elderberry is one of my favorite supplements to take too now. Sharing this pin with a few friends.

  • JEnni

    Such great tips. It’s such a worrying time, but these steps can make such a difference, I just wish more people would follow the social distancing advice!

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    Some great tips here, I have been hearing about taking more Vitamic C and will be doing that to help boost my immune system during this period of time. Stay Safe.

  • Kara Guppy

    I have stopped watching the news and am avoiding social media as it is all getting too much. I will watch the daily updates from the government though

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    We’re all a bit fed up with the Coronavirus now and bombarded with information from everywhere, so it’s good to follow government advice 🙂

  • Sally Akins

    These are simple steps that can really make a difference – thanks for sharing

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Ensuring that you are following the latest guidance is key. Although, personally, we have stopped going out at all unless it is for groceries.