The CDC has released tips to help keep the general public healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19 and slow the spread of the disease. Creating a household plan can protect your health and the health of those around you.
CDC Checklist of Household Preparations Against COVID-19
- Stay informed of the latest information in your local community.
This includes monitoring public health officials recommendations. Create a list of local organizations you can contact in the event you need access to services, resources or support and having a separate emergency contact list with close relatives and vital personal information.
- Prepare for possible illness and understand your plan of action.
The CDC recommends choosing a separate room in your house that can be used to house only sick members to help keep them separate from other non-infected family members.
- Take routine preventive steps.
This includes practicing good personal hygiene and washing your hands frequently for a minimum of twenty seconds and avoiding touching your face. Clean and disinfect commonly used objects and surfaces routinely.
Additional information from the CDC on how to disinfect your home here.
- Stay vigilant of possible symptoms arising.
You can find a detailed list of symptoms here.
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