Reduce fear and stress by creating a smart plan to be responsible during this global health challenge
March 13, 2020
From the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here are a few ways to prepare your household for potentially dealing with an outbreak of coronavirus
Create a household plan of action
Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
Identify aid organizations in your community.Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, health care services, support, and resources. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.
Create an emergency contact list and ensure your household has access to it.
Stay in touch with others by phone or email. If you live alone and become sick during a COVID-19 outbreak, you may need help. If you have a chronic medical condition and live alone, ask family, friends, and health care providers to check on you during an outbreak. Stay in touch with family and friends with chronic medical conditions.
Take care of the emotional health of your household members.
Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday hygienic preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses