If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you may be required to isolate for 14 days or for as long as directed by Public Health. That means no trips to the grocery store or pharmacy to pick up supplies.

Be prepared! Know how you’ll get access to food during your isolation period and make sure you have enough of your prescription medications on hand to last at least 14 days.

Now is a good time to check with your usual grocery store and pharmacy to learn about delivery options.

Supplies to have at home when isolating

  • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
    • Fill prescriptions for an extra month if possible
    • Check the expiry dates on medications you have on-hand and replace any that are expiring soon
    • Ensure you have over-the-counter pain and fever medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about options that are safe for you.
  • Medical masks (e.g., disposable surgical masks)
    • Those who are sick and their caregivers should wear medical masks when in close contact.
    • If you don’t have medical masks, wear a non-medical mask made with at least two layers of tightly woven fabric that completely covers your nose and mouth without gaping, and that is secured by ties or ear loops.
  • Eye protection (i.e., face shield or goggles) for use by caregiver
  • Disposable gloves for use by caregiver (do not reuse)
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Waste container with plastic liner
  • Thermometer
  • Hand soap
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Household cleaning products
  • Hard-surface disinfectant or a diluted-bleach solution
  • Alcohol wipes or appropriate cleaning products for high-touch electronics
  • Pet supplies