We’re on day 2 of our community quarantine. Thankfully, even before the quarantine was announced, we already prepared our home for a long “staycation” courtesy of COVID-19.
Community Quarantine Guide
During a community quarantine, residents are encouraged to stay indoors unless they absolutely have to leave their homes. This is to decrease the chances of the virus getting transmitted. You might feel healthy, but you can be a carrier and pose a risk to people who are immunocompromised.
Below are community quarantine tips on what to stock up on during this time. Note that this is not a lockdown so groceries and markets remain open should you need to restock. Please do not hoard so that everyone gets the supplies they need for their own household.
Do I have COVID-19?
The common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
If you have these symptoms, quarantine yourself already and inform your local health office so they can provide instructions. It is recommended that you call first instead of heading there so as not to expose more people to the virus (if you have it).
Things You Can Do To ‘Flatten The Curve’
Follow Community Quarantine Guidelines. Unless you absolutely have to leave the house, stay indoors. Community effort is required to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Why? Because even if you’re healthy, you can still be a carrier.
Stay Healthy. Take your vitamins. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits to boost your immune system. Drink lots of water. Sleep well.