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- There are dozens of important coronavirus tips in the CDC’s guidelines, but a few are particularly important now that grocery hoarding has reared its ugly head again.
- Definitely take this opportunity to stock up on essential products that are recommended by the CDC.
- The important items on the CDC’s list include face masks like FDA-authorized AccuMed KN95 masks and Powecom KN95 masks, as well as Purell hand sanitizer.
We’ve been warning BGR Deals readers for the past month that another rush of grocery hoarding was inevitable, and now it’s happening across the country. Coronavirus case numbers were still soaring even before schools reopened across the country and restaurants reopened for indoor dining. Now that the weather is getting colder and people are being pushed inside more often, new COVID-19 case numbers have skyrocketed to scary new heights.
Most people out there now know what they have to do in order to protect themselves and their families from contracting or spreading COVID-19. Wear a face mask anytime you’re outside of your home. Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds anytime you touch an object or surface in public, or anytime you touch something that enters your home from the outside. It’s really not that difficult.
Additionally, there are a few other things you should do — and recently revised coronavirus guidelines on the CDC website list eight things that everyone needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the site says you should “ensure adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene behaviors. Supplies include soap, water, hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol, paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, masks (as feasible), and no-touch trash cans.”
Definitely read through all of the CDC’s guidelines and pay attention as new updates are published. But those eight things listed by the CDC above are all crucial. With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to soar all across the US, do yourself a favor and stock up now because supermarkets are indeed reporting another wave of grocery hoarding. It hopefully won’t be as bad as it was back in March and April, but there’s no telling at this point.
Every single person needs to wear a face mask anytime he or she leaves home. Many experts like Dr. Fauci believe we’ll all continue having to wear face masks until the end of next year at the soonest, even after vaccines are widely available. In other words, you should load up on face masks now because you’re going to need tons of them if you want to stay healthy.
For higher-risk situations like riding public transportation or being anywhere that’s indoors around other people, you should definitely stock up on AccuMed KN95 masks and Powecom KN95 face masks. They’re the only KN95 masks on Amazon that are FDA-authorized, and they were found by NIOSH to filter up to 99.4% of small airborne particles. That’s even better than most 3M N95 masks — which, by the way, are shockingly also available right now on Amazon along with N95 masks from Moldex, Honeywell, and more.
AccuMed Face Mask, Protective Face Mask (10 Count) List Price:$26.25 Price:$22.32 You Save:$3.93 (15%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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When it comes to lower-risk situations like being outdoors and socially distanced, grab some of Amazon’s best-selling coronavirus face masks while they’re on sale for just 36¢ each, or get similar 3-ply masks in black for even less.
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For people in search of reusable cloth face masks, we’ve got two great options for you today. Auline black reusable cloth face masks have been best-sellers for quite a while now, and Amazon-exclusive Craft & Soul Mattana Face Masks are similar but they cost much less money.
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Amazon’s got a big hand sanitizer section on its website with plenty of great options that are in stock and shipping right now. That said, Purell prices on Amazon are at the lowest they’ve been since the start of the pandemic. Why bother with other brands when there’s so much Purell in stock?
The most popular options are all sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices of 2020 so far: 12-packs of Purell 12oz pump bottles and 12-packs of 8oz Purell pump bottles. You can also find nice big 1-liter bottles of Purell in stock right now, and all of these listings ship out immediately.
PURELL NATURALS Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, with Skin Conditioners and Essential Oils, 12 fl o… Price:$54.92 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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If you do want to check out some other brands, SupplyAID hand sanitizer that’s even stronger than Purell is also available right now, as is sanitizer from top brands like Medex, which is sold by CVS, Whole Foods, Costco, and more.
SupplyAID 80% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel w/Soothing Aloe FDA # 74035-1051-5, 16 Fl Oz, Pack of… Price:$19.55 ($0.61 / Fl Oz) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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Just as important as hand sanitizer is hand soap, and there are plenty of great options in stock and ready to ship at Amazon. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds whenever possible.
While face masks, hand sanitizer, and hand soap are all easy to find these days, disinfectant wipes are still very scarce in stores and online. Here is Amazon’s disinfectant wipes section so you can check out all the different options that are in stock right now. Of note, Purell alcohol wipes and Lysol wipes are both in stock right now and available to ship quickly, but prices are inflated so only people with a desperate need who don’t want to use any other brand should buy them.
Lysol Disinfecting, 480 6 Packs of 80 Wipes, (Lemon & Spring, Lemon, Spring Waterfall Price:$89.90 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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Disinfectant Wipes On Amazon Price:$6.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
The run on paper towels at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the US was nowhere near as bad as the run on toilet paper, and that continues to be the case. Paper towels never expire and you’ll always need them, so you might as well stock up on paper towels while some decent options are shipping out right away.
You should also think about loading up on toilet paper, while you’re at it.
With winter weather right around the corner, bottled water is a good thing to stock up on regardless of the pandemic. You’ll find tons of great options in Amazon’s bottled water section.
No-touch trash can
Last but certainly not least is a product that most people probably didn’t think much about until now: trash cans. The CDC says that everyone should have no-touch trash cans in their homes and offices, especially in common spaces where several different people are likely to use the trash can.
- 1 FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 masks certified by NIOSH to work even better than 3M N95 masks are discounted for Black Friday!
- 2 AccuMed Face Mask, Protective Face Mask (10 Count)
- 3 PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Refreshing Gel, Clean Scent, 8 fl oz Sanitizer Table Top Pump B…
- 4 PURELL 902210BX Sanitizing Hand Wipes, 5 x 7, 100/Box
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