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Suggested Go Bag Packing List

Isolation/Quarantine Packing

The following information can help serve as a check list when putting together an isolation/quarantine go bag.

These suggestions should be used as guidelines only, and some items may not be applicable to you. In addition, you should think through which items would be most important for you to have for at least two weeks/14 days, and prepare accordingly.


  • Shampoo, conditioner, other hair care items as needed
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Soap/body wash
  • Toothbrush (charging base or additional batteries if electric), toothpaste, floss, and other oral care items as needed
  • Lip balm
  • Other personal care products (deodorant, lotion, pads/tampons/liners, etc.)

Other personal items

  • Clothing and undergarments for at least two full weeks/14 days (you will not be able to do laundry while in quarantine or isolation)
  • A bed pillow -- although bed linens will be provided, you may want to use your own pillow
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Snacks -- while meals will be provided, you may wish to bring some favorite snacks
  • A water bottle
  • Any prescription medications that are critical to your health
  • Daily vitamins/supplements
  • Glasses/contacts if you wear them, and contact solution if needed
  • Other activity/enrichment items, such as personal reading books, a journal, coloring books, etc.

School-related items/technology

  • Your laptop/tablet – whatever technology you use to access online coursework
  • Appropriate charging cables for your laptop, tablet, phone, and other electronics
  • Headphones if desired
  • Materials required to complete your course work, tests and quizzes, etc.
  • Textbooks
  • Course packets
  • Notebook(s)/course notes
  • Study materials

Medications/medical supplies

  • Thermometer (required)
  • Acetaminophen (extra-strength Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Other potentially helpful medications such as nasal saline rinses, sore throat lozenges, Sudafed (or generic pseudoephedrine), Robitussin DM (dextromethorphan), Nyquil or generic nighttime symptom medication