Get Through a Mild Case of COVID with the Help of a Survival Kit

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kenzie Morgenlaender

TUSCALOOSA, Ala- Despite washing your hands frequently, staying 6 feet away from others and wearing a mask, you may still contract the coronavirus. 

Here is everything you need to create an at-home COVID survival kit if you are asked to self-isolate.

The University of Alabama has set up isolation housing for students who test positive for COVID-19, and here is everything they to put in your quarantine kit. 


  • Cellphone, earbuds, chargers and laptop/iPad
  • Textbooks, pen and paper (class materials)
  • Bedsheets, pillow and comforter/blanket
  • Body wash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bath towels
  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription eyeglasses/contacts and contact solution
  • Comfy clothes for the number of days at the isolation dorm, pajamas and underwear


  • Favorite snacks/drinks
  • Coffee pot, coffee, creamer and sweetener
  • Hairbrush, comb and hairdryer
  • Flip flops/shower shoes
  • Slippers/house shoes
  • Feminine care products
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Over-the-counter medicines (fever reducers/pain relievers, antacids, cough medicine, sore throat lozenges, and antihistamines)

When asked what their top three quarantine necessities were, here is what some students at The University of Alabama recommend:

“My top three necessities were lots of water, Mucinex for my congestion, coloring books and crayons for the boredom of quarantining,” said Maggie O’Brien.

“Mine would be vitamin-C, lots of water, and zinc,” said Evvy Lusco. 

“When I was sick Gatorade, ibuprofen and a comfy bed got me through,” said Annemarie Hagarty.

University of Alabama students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay home or in their dorm for 14 days.

Those infected are asked to check their temperatures twice a day and track any COVID-19 symptoms which they may be experiencing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends every household has a plan. Stay informed, prepare and know who is at a higher risk. 

To learn more information on Isolation/Quarantine Protocols for On-Campus Residents click here.

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