coronavirus quarantine prep: stock pantry, clean, sanitize, and stay healthy

Several months into the coronavirus pandemic, we’re pretty well versed in pantry cooking and online grocery orders, but it’s still an uncertain time. Lockdowns are now lifting in many places, yet cases are spiking again, and the virus is still a serious threat, which is why we’re continuing to update this guide with relevant information.

From advice on when and how to wash and wear masks to the new rules of restaurant dining, we’ll bring you updated details as they emerge, and maintain an archive of all our other COVID-19 content, from ways to keep snacking under control to what to use when you’re out of flour—because, frankly, they’re always good things to know. Most recently, we rolled out a summer staycation guide, because we all crave a taste of travel, even if an actual vacation is off the table.

You’ll also find ways to support local restaurants where they’re still not open for normal business, how to help more community members, and where to find food assistance yourself if you need it. Plus, ways to keep yourself (and your kids) occupied and help manage stress. It’s all useful information even in the best of times, and we hope it helps ease any anxiety—and restlessness—you may be feeling at the moment.

Related Reading: How to Stay Healthy When Going Outside During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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What to Know When Lockdown Ends

how to eat in restaurants during and after coronavirus lockdown ends: new rules of restaurant dining

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In areas where stay-at-home restrictions are lifting, it’s only natural to want to get outside—and to be hesitant about it too. Here, some timely topics that might be on your mind:

What to Stock Up On

how to stock pantry

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What to Cook

chole masala (Indian chickpeas)


What & How to Clean

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What Online Delivery Services to Use

Amazon Fresh and other online grocery delivery options

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What Else You Can Do

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Travel Plans Cancelled?

See Our Ultimate Summer Staycation Guide

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