Prepare your family to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This interim guide is based on the latest information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has been learned. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guide as needed and when more information is available. This interim guide is designed to help family members plan ahead for the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the American community. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages family members to prepare for the possible outbreak of COVID-19 in their communities. COVID-19 is caused by a new virus. On its transmissibility, and other features of the severity of the disease to be more understanding we want to help you deal with this public health threat to do some preparation.
The COVID-19 epidemic may last a long time in your community. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community action to help keep people healthy, reduce COVID-19 exposure, and slow the spread of disease. Local public health officials may make recommendations based on your local situation. Develop a family plan and once COVID-19 breaks out in your community, it can help protect the health of you and the people you care about. You should make your family plan based on the needs of family members and daily activities.
For those who may be at greater risk of serious complications, plan to develop care methods. About the presence of possible complications COVID-19 risk of serious illness limited information. Based on available data from patients with COVID-19 and data on the elderly and patients with underlying chronic diseases may be at greater risk of complications. Early data indicate that the elderly may become more severe once infected with COVID-19. If you or your family members are a group of people at increased risk of COVID-19 complications, please consult your healthcare provider for more information on how to monitor for physical symptoms of COVID-19. If a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community, CDC will recommend measures to help maintain the health of people at high risk of complications. Know your neighbors. Discuss emergency plans with neighbors. If your community has a website or social media page, consider joining or following to maintain a focus on neighbors, information, and resource updates.
Identify rescue organizations in your community. Create a list of local organizations so that if you need access to information, health care services, support and resources, you and your family can contact them. Consider joining organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food and other supplies.
Create an emergency contact list. Make sure that your family has a current emergency contact list, including family members, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, medical staff, teachers, employers, local public health departments, and other community resources. If the surface is dirty, it should be cleaned with detergent and water before disinfection. In terms of disinfection, the list of products prepared by the US Chemical Council Fungicide Center (CBC) and approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new viral pathogens is shown in the Anti-Coronavirus (COVID-19). All cleaning and disinfection products must follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you do not have soap and water, use hand soap with at least 60% alcohol. If your hands are obviously dirty, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water. Learn about the emergency operation plan of your child’s school or childcare facility. During the outbreak of COVID-19 in your community, local public health officials may recommend temporary closure of schools to help slow the spread of the disease. If too many students are absent from school or staff are absent from school, school authorities may also decide to close the school. Learn about plans to continue learning and social services (such as student diet plans) while the school is closed. If your child goes to college, encourage them to understand the school’s plan for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Continue to implement daily precautions. Cough and sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Use daily household cleaners and water to clean frequently contacted surfaces and objects.