COVID-19 - Answering your questions
We have received a number of questions asking about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we want to address them.
The Phoenix Kit is NOT designed for a pandemic; it’s designed to prepare you for an earthquake, wildfire, flood, hurricane, tornado, winter storm, and other events that force you to evacuate your home or shelter in place until help can arrive.
The CDC is urging people to wash their hands and avoid crowds. Those are two things that an emergency kit in your home is not going to help with. For the latest advice from the CDC on the Coronavirus go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
Know that your tap water will continue to flow, your power will remain on, and city services will continue. Please do not panic-buy goods like respirators, gloves, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and hand soap. Doing so keeps your neighbors from being able to prevent the spread of the disease. It would be a good idea to keep at least two weeks of nonperishable food at home just in case you need to self-quarantine in the future.
Do we have any hand sanitizer or soap in the kit?
No. However, we do have 24 individual hand sanitation wipes.
Do we have masks in the kit?
Yes. We have 4 N95 masks. These were included for wildfires and dust after an earthquake. CDC has more information here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html
Are there goggles in the kit?
No. We are considering goggles for smoke protection in the future.
How much food is in the kit?
There are three 2,400 calorie emergency ration bars. Each bar is designed for one person for three days.
Is there water in the kit?
Yes. There are 24 individually packaged water rations (totaling three liters of water). There is also a water filter that removes 99.9999% of bacteria and viruses, 99.9% of giardia and cryptosporidium, 99.99% of chlorine, chemicals (VOC’s), heavy metals and radiological contaminants.
If you have any other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.