Personal Preparation

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

  • Limit visitors

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.