Everything You Need to Know About The Corona Virus

Everything You Need to Know About The Corona Virus

Preparing You and your Family for the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

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

  • Find local information
  • Know the Signs & Symptoms
  • Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
  • Protect Yourself & Family
  • Create a Household Plan
  • Stay Informed About Emergency Plans

Signs & Symptoms

Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Call ahead before visiting your doctor!

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Protect Yourself & Your Family

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus (home isolation)
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if you’re sick (except to get medical care)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect all “high-touch” surfaces every day
  • Monitor your symptoms

Get Your Home Ready

Before a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community: Plan and create a household plan of action!

  • Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan
  • Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Identify aid organizations in your community
  • Create an emergency contact list
  • Practice everyday preventive actions now
  • Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy
  • Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility
  • Learn about your employer’s emergency operations plan
  • Stay informed about the local COVID-19 situation
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Continue practicing everyday preventive actions
  • Use the separate room and bathroom you prepared for sick household members (if possible)
  • Stay in touch with others by phone or email
  • Take care of the emotional health of your household members
  • Notify your workplace as soon as possible if your schedule changes
  • If your child/children become sick with COVID-19, notify their childcare facility or school
  • Keep track of school dismissals in your community
  • Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community


MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html