Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Know Your Local Information
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
Know the Signs and Symptoms
Be sure to know what the signs and symptoms are and what to do if you are symptomatic:
Stay home when you are sick
Call the COVID 19 hotline if you are experiencing signs or symptoms
Do not visit a health facility
Limit movement in the community
Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
Protect Yourself & Family
Implement steps to prevent illness. For example, stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces often.
Create a household plan of action
In case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
Establish plans to: telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.