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How to Prepare Your Family in Case COVID-19 Spreads in Your Community

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source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

year: 2020

summary/abstract:

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

Find Local Information
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

Know the Signs & Symptoms
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
• Stay home when you are sick
• Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
• Limit movement in the community
• Limit visitors

Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.

Protect Yourself & Family
Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).

 

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