CORONAVIRUS

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

Checklist to Prepare

1. Find Local Information

Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information!
Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control pageexternal icon.
Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert pageexternal icon.

2. Know the Signs & 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
  • Limit visitors
3. Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk

Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.

4. Protect Yourself & Family

Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).

5. Create a Household Plan

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.
6. Stay Informed About Emergency Plans

Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.

 

 

 

 

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