It is recommended that students, faculty, staff and their families start learning about emergency planning. Having a plan with your family in the case of disruptions to school or work are important. Here is a preparedness checklist with the minimum items recommended if possible:

Two-week supply of nonperishable food

Examples: canned food items/dry foods and a way to open these foods (can opener)

Two-week supply of water and fluids with electrolytes 

Examples: Gatorade and Powerade

Two months supply of all necessary prescription and non-prescription medications

Examples: fever-reducing medications (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), pain relievers, decongestants, anti-diarrheal medication, cough drops

Other medical supplies 

Examples: thermometer, heat and/or ice pack, facial tissues

Sanitation products

Examples: disinfectant wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer (alcohol content of 60% or higher), household liquid bleach, laundry detergent

Two-week supply of hygiene products and toiletries

Examples: shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, feminine products

Extra cash

Emergency contact information

Examples: contact person if medical decisions need to be made, doctor’s phone number

Copies of personal documents

Examples: your medication list, pertinent medical information, passport

Entertainment

Examples: books or other means to entertain yourself should you need to quarantine yourself


Additional sources to help start the emergency planning conversation:

Emergency planning with Ready.Gov

Preparation with the Centers for Disease Control

Additional Resources

More information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be obtained from the following sources :

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Share your questions, comments and ideas with our campus COVID-19 co-coordinators.