Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Checklist to Prepare
check circle solid icon 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.
check circle solid icon Stay home when you are sickCall your health care provider’s office in advance of a visitLimit movement in the communityLimit visitors Know the Signs & Symptoms Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
check circle solid icon Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take. check circle solid icon
Protect Yourself & Family Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily). check circle solid icon 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. 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.
check circle solid icon Stay Informed About Emergency Plans Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.