Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
FIND LOCAL INFORMATION
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
Stay home when you are sick
Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
Limit movement in the community
TAKE STEPS FOR THOSE HIGHER AT RISK
Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
Stock up on supplies.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
STAY INFORMED ABOUT EMERGENCY PLANS
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.