I’m being bombarded daily with voice recordings, pictures, newsletters and scary stats. I decided to cut through all this noise and create a simple, easy action plan to stock up on what I need and to stay healthy.

I’ve shared the full action plan with you below…

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause many illnesses, such as the common cold.

COVID-19 is a coronavirus disease, part of the coronavirus family, that started in 2019.

Plan & prepare for coronavirus

Here’s a list of things you can do to plan and prepare for the coronavirus:

– Stay updated on infections in your state.

– Make a list of organizations to contact for info, healthcare, support, and resources.

– Make an emergency contact list of friends, family members, neighbors, teachers, and anyone you and your family come into contact with every day/week.

– Choose a room (and bathroom, if possible) in your house where a sick family member can stay apart from everyone else. Get activities ready for anyone who may need to spend 2 weeks in this room, such as these sudoku games.

– Stock up on 2 weeks’ worth of necessary items, such as medicines, food, toiletries, and pet supplies.

– Teach your children the preventative actions listed below and help them do these things.

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Prevent getting coronavirus & spreading it

Here are things that you and your family members can do to prevent catching and/or spreading the coronavirus:

– Keep your distance from others – don’t shake hands, hug, or kiss anyone.How to avoid getting Coronavirus

– Wash your hands with soap often.

– Wipe the handle of your trolley if you go buy groceries.

– Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.

– If you are in a high-risk group (elderly or you have a chronic illness), stay home as much as possible.

– If you feel unwell, stay at home.

– Cancel any travel plans.

– If there are cases of coronavirus in your direct community, stay at home.

– Don’t go anywhere where there are many people or where many people have been recently.

– Cover your face when you cough or sneeze. If you use a tissue, throw it straight into the trash.

– Try to work from home and keep your children out of school or daycare.

– Clean household surfaces at least once a day with disinfectant, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. You can also wipe down the inside of your car and any other areas you touch often with disinfectant.

Know the symptoms of coronavirus

Here is a breakdown of the symptoms for coronavirus, colds and flu from the World Health Organization:

Colds vs flu vs coronavirus symptoms

Use this table to find any symptoms you are having and help you determine which virus you may have.

When someone in your household has coronavirus

Notify their employer, school, or anyone affected by the person’s absence and possible condition.

Keep the person away from everyone in the household by making them comfortable in the room you chose for them.

Do not let them leave the house, unless a medical professional has advised them to do so for good reason.

Do not share any items with them and do not go within 6 feet of them.

Make a list of everyone they have been in contact with for the past week or two. Let those people know about the virus so they can take appropriate action.

Continue to clean and disinfect surfaces daily or more often. Clean and disinfect the sick person’s room only when needed, to avoid catching or spreading the virus.

Monitor other members in the household, to make sure they aren’t showing any signs of infection.

Contact local organizations for advice, updates and emotional support. You do not have to go through this alone.

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Conclusion

There are steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from coronavirus. Stock up on essentials, wash your hands often, keep your distance from others, and get professional advice for anyone who is showing symptoms of coronavirus.

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