My son just forwarded me the California lockdown order; which is probably a week late, or early, depending on your perspective. It’s a huge pain but when lives are on the line, we can suffer a bit. Remember those in the front lines—and it’s not just doctors and nurses. There are people you don’t think of who will be keeping us alive such as people who handle packages and garbagemen/women. My dad worked over 30 years for the New York City Sanitation Department. The police could strike. Fire department could even strike. But garbage? Nope. Because that affects everyone. You might need the police or fire, but not likely. But garbage piling up is a huge health hazard.
Order what you can online. At this point prepare worst case in place. I think that means three months in lock down where you are right now.
I know stores are rationing even though the supply chain is full right now (except, obviously for emergency medical gear). Stores are basically behind on restocking because of the rush. Rationing has a Catch-22. It ensures more people get essentials, but it also means more trips. Hopefully that will get sorted out.
An important thing you might have overlooked: hospitals and urgent care—the entire medical infrastructure is going to be overwhelmed. If something goes wrong other than COVID-19, are you prepared? Do you have a first aid kit? Do you have a first aid manual? A bug out bag can be useful, even hunkering down in place. Lots are sold out on Amazon but here’s what I found this morning, 20 March. Some are backordered, but I’ve found that Amazon has been fulfilling backorders faster than is listed. Also there a couple of apps I recommend.
In stock the following first aid kits:
First Aid Kit – 170 Pieces Hard Case and Lightweight – Includes 2 x Eyewash,Instant Cold Pack,Emergency Blanket for Travel, Home, Office, Vehicle, Camping, Workplace & Outdoor (Red)
M2 BASICS 300 Piece (40 Unique Items) First Aid Kit | Free First Aid Guide | Emergency Medical Supply | for Home, Office, Outdoors, Car, Survival, Workplace
I also recommend having some QuikClot bandages for bad cuts or scrapes. I’ve used them and they work much better than regular bandages. I’ve got them in all my bug out bag, on my bike and in my jeep.
Back ordered bug out bags—contain useful supplies even in place:
Emergency Zone 2 Person Family Prep 72 Hour Survival Kit/Go-Bag | Perfect Way to Prepare Your Family | Be Ready for Disasters Like Hurricanes, Earthquake, Wildfire, Floods | Now Includes Bonus Item!
Both my survival guides contain a first aid section.
As far as APPs go, the Red Cross has some and there are others you might want to download.
I’ve got a free slideshow on that HERE. As you can see, I’ve got 28 slideshows on various aspects of survival.
Once more, the NY Times has dropped its paywall for information about COVID-19, Coronavirus. Click HERE to go to it.