Get Through a Mild Case of COVID with the Help of a Survival Kit
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.
COVID KIT MUST HAVES:
- 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
OTHER COVID KIT ITEMS:
- 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.