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COVID-19 Shopping Checklist

Top Things To Buy To Prepare for COVID-19

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH suggests the following household items to prepare for a possible quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19:

  1. Nonperishable food items like:
    • Canned fruits and vegetables, canned or powdered milk, broths, soup, meat products or fish, beans, stews, and any other canned items your family likes.
    • Snack items like peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, and granola bars.
    • Frozen meals.
    • Baby food or special items your family members may need.
  2. Water and liquids with electrolytes like Pedialyte or sports drinks.
  3. Medications for all members of your family, including prescription medications and over the counter medicines like antacids, cough and cold medicines, pain relievers, and vitamins.
  4. Household items like toothpaste, soaps and shampoos, toilet paper, diapers if necessary, laundry detergent and disinfectant wipes.
  5. Any food or other supplies that might be needed for pets.
  6. Entertainment items like video games, movies or shows, board games, card, reading materials, and anything else your family could do to stay entertained for extended amounts of time at home.
  7. Practice social distancing at all times while out of the house or around others. Stay at least six feet away from others, even when standing in lines or aisles at the grocery store. 

  • Try to keep your trip quick- don’t stop and chat.
  • Don’t hug others or shake hands.
  • Respect the store’s preset number for maximum customers in the store at once. While waiting to enter, remember to stand six feet away from others who are also waiting to enter.
  1. Stores have been ordered to perform the following activities to help prevent the spread of infection:

  • Determine and enforce the maximum capacity of persons permitted in any store so that all persons in a store at any one time may safely and comfortably maintain a six-foot distance from each other. This number will vary for each store.
  • Every store shall prominently display at every entrance the maximum capacity number.
  • Every store shall ensure that baskets, shopping carts and the like are properly cleaned between customers.
  • If a line is present either inside or outside the store, a six-foot distance shall be maintained between those not residing in the same household. 


For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).

Prevention Info-graphic

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

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