Quarantine Guidebook

A day-by-day guide that will help you stay productive if you have to self quarantine.


Dillon Terry

Staying motivated during quarantine can be a challenge for students.

Dillon Terry, Sports Editor

Say you find out the person next to you in one of your classes just got COVID-19. You now have to self-quarantine for two weeks. You will have lots of free time at home since you no longer have to go to school. Here is a guide to help you be productive at home as well as how to spend some of that free time you have.

Day 1

So it’s your first day at home and you’re excited. You can sleep in later than normal. You can eat at whatever time you want. Life is good. Once you have woken up and done your morning routine, you should probably hop on to Schoology to see what assignments you have due today. If you have a lot of homework a great way to be productive is by making a to-do list.

The best way to start your list is to write down all the smaller, easier assignments that you have first. This way you can finish several assignments in a relatively short period of time. You will feel accomplished as you are able to cross out multiple assignments that you have completed. Ok, so you have your daily work done, good job.

Now it’s time to focus on the bigger assignments that are due later in the week. I know you could just procrastinate until the night before it’s due, but you could use this idle time in quarantine to be productive. I would be lying if I said I don’t tend to want to procrastinate as well. However, I would recommend that you break the projects and assignments into smaller parts and spread them out from the day it is assigned to the day it’s due. So now that you have your work done for the day time to relax, you’ve earned it.

Day 3

You’ve been home for a while and you are sticking to your to-do plan that you’ve made. Good job, but I know it’s getting a bit boring. So once you finish your work for that day, it’s time to figure out what you want to do. You could catch up on some of the movies you have always wanted to see or maybe ones you missed because you were spending so much time in school. You could start to learn a new skill. This could be learning how to cook, or teaching your dog new tricks, this is really up to you. 

Day 8

You’re a little over a week in. If you have followed this guide then you should be all caught up on your schoolwork, and maybe you’ve learned something new. I know being locked up in your house for this long can start to give you cabin fever so remember to get outside. Go out and take a drive or if you are unable to drive get out and take a walk. It’s good to get outside and get some vitamin D and fresh air. 

Day 12

You did it, good job. You made it through a 2-week quarantine.