Be Prepared for COVID While Away at School

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In these uncertain times, the possibility exists that your child will test positive for COVID, and have to leave their dorm and move to a quarantine location. It’s probably a VERY GOOD idea to have a pre-packed quarantine bag in their closet. It would be so much easier to ask a roommate to grab “the blue Nike bag in my closet and my laptop” than to try to figure out what he or she will want/need for two weeks.

My Quarantine Bag:

  • Extra cell phone charger
  • List of important peoples’ phone numbers written out
  • List of allergies
  • Cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer
  • Sweats, t-shirts, pJ pants, fuzzy Socks, underwear
  • Fleece throw (take the tiniest one in the house and squish it into an XL Baggie, then force the extra air out.)
  • Thermometer
  • Body Lotion/ oils
  • Feminine Hygiene 
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner, body soap, contact solution, glasses,
  • Hair comb/brush, hair Ties
  • Medicine: cough drops, Tylenol (fever & aches), Vicks Vap ‘O Rub, Mucinex DM or Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion, etc.
  • Tissues
  • Snacks, refillable water bottle (powdered Gatorade to mix in water bottle)
  • A few Masks, gloves
  • Things to do- coloring book/ crayons, deck of cards, nail polish, knitting/sewing, music, Netflix/ Hulu passwords, etc.

We hope this list will help prepare any student for a possible worst case scenario during school. Good luck! For more COVID information, check out our education page here!

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