Facemasks

Soap and/or hand sanitizer

Getting both of these is difficult, but they will soon (fingers crossed) be in stock somewhere. Also, do not panic-buy. Do not overstock your home with hand sanitizers, you will be preventing other people from getting it

Fresh Foods

Fresh foods should be frozen so that you can enjoy them later. Take good advantage of your freezer, especially foods that freeze well but that do not usually freeze, such as breads, milk, deli meat. 

However, dairy products such as cheese and yogurt are another matter. ‘Because of differences in texture when freezing yogurt or cheese, I recommend freezing yogurt only if you want to use it in a drink, such as a smoothie, so I only suggest freezing shredded cheese, which you plan on using in a meal, like shredded mozzarella. 

Cheese, like Parmesan (hard cheese), can be kept in the fridge for weeks, though. Furthermore, try freezing if you already have fresh fish and meat. Animal proteins such as fish, chicken, and beef in a freezer stay well, usually for a few months.

Water Purifier

No need to stress-buy a lot of bottled water with every emergency kit to meet the required two weeks of drinking.

Canned fish

Quite highly nutritious are frozen or vacuum-packed protein options such as tuna or salmon, which give a booster in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Nut Butters

They are a perfect source of protein and good fats, which combine well with other foods, from loaves of bread and crackers to apples and bananas. Sun butter made from sunflower seeds is ideal for those allergic to peanut or tree nut.

Whole-wheat, brown rice and quinoa

These are the nutrient-rich grains that can be placed on and can be used as a side dish or combined with protein and vegetables.

Dry fruits

A good source of iron, fiber, and antioxidants are dried fruits such as prunes, apricots, raisins, cranberries, figs. They can be mixed with nuts like my preferred choice walnuts, rich in omega-3 or almonds, cashews, pistachios, peanuts, or pecans. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are also an excellent nutritious alternative and can be used for mixing DIY trail.

Popcorn

Idea snack for movie time, and it is also a perfect source of fiber, and for extra spice, you may add some Parmesan cheese.

You can also indulge in a chocolate stash, but dark chocolate, which is abundant in anti-aging flavanols, is the healthiest kind.

Fresh fruits 

Studies have shown that frozen fruits and vegetables will contain almost as many and even more vitamins than fresh ones. You can make smoothies with frozen strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. At the same time, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus, and green beans may be used as a single side dish or combined with pasta or rice.

Packaged meals help most people, including vegetarians, satisfy the nutritious requirements as well as others that have specific dietary limitations. Packaged alternatives are a popular choice for vegans and vegetarians, including things like frozen bean burritos, frozen veggie burgers, and frozen veggie pizza.

Stack up your pantry with useful items

If you’ve got a pantry, awesome: make sure it’s packed. Even if you don’t, please make sure you keep all things out of direct sunlight; at room temperature; and safe from mold, rodents, and dust, then you’re good to go. Here are things you will need;

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Fluoride rinse
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Reusable plastic bags (to freeze items)
  • Tupperware
  • Menstruation products

Pet food: you don’t want your pets to go hungry while you eat.

Your personal beauty products

Your personal beauty products includes facial wipes, moisturizers, and other beauty products you use.

First Aid Kit

Everybody will have one, and now is a perfect time to make sure the acetaminophen is still available in yours.

Avoid facemasks (only if you’re sick or taking care of a sick person)

Wearing a face mask does provide some security from Coronavirus, but rather than buying them in bulk, you’re better off washing your hands.

After Reviewing This Site Below, I Found This Website To Be Informative. It Will Help You On Tips or Things to Think About when Flying/Traveling During COVID-19

  1. Plan Ahead.

While airports may have implemented strict protocol for keeping passengers safe during COVID-19, not all states have. Some states are still “open” which means people may not be taking the same safety precautions you are used to.  Research your destination and the state’s current COVID-19 plan/order. The CDC provides a list of questions to reflect on, that may help you decide if traveling is the right choice for you and your family.

If you decide to travel, protect yourself and others during your trip. Use your best judgement—social distance (keep six feet of physical distance from other), wear a mask, practice hand hygiene and cleanliness, even when others are not!

  • Be Flexible.

Airlines are doing their best to keep everyone safe during this difficult time. This may result in flights being canceled or changed. So, it is extremely important to be flexible, check your email and flight reservation regularly. My flight departure time changed three times and reduced the length of my trip by seven hours.  

Depending on the airline and your desire, you may be able to cancel your flight and be refunded, given a voucher or simply change your day/time of flight without paying any additional fees. However, this is not guaranteed.

  • Come Prepared.

Airports and airlines have implemented protocol for keeping passengers safe during COVID-19. But this does not mean that your risk of exposure is zero. Come prepared and stay safe with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, a water bottle and snacks.

  • Wearing a mask was required in the airport and during my flight. Bring a mask/face covering! If you do not have a mask, come prepared to ask for one once you arrive at the airport.
  • Airport bathrooms are often spread out and hand washing stations are not always close by. Try not to touch your face. But if you are like me, and not touching your face is nearly impossible, make sure you have hand sanitizer and use it frequently! You may also find yourself sitting in a seat, or touching surfaces that have not been recently cleaned. Along with hand sanitizing, bringing and using disinfectant wipes may be beneficial.
  • Do not assume that all stores and restaurants within the airport will be open. From my observation, about 50% of them were closed. Also, the airline you are flying with may not providing in-flight beverage and snack services. So, fill up your water bottle after going through security, and bring snacks if you think you’ll be hungry.

Please remember:

If you feel sick prior to traveling, stay home. From my observation, airlines are being more accommodating than normal regarding cancelations, refunds, vouchers, and flight changes.

If you feel sick during or after traveling, self-isolate and get tested. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please consult your primary care physician for advice on next steps.

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