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  • This checklist is derived from the Checklist for Individuals and Families by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/checklist-household-ready.html

Plan and Prepare

  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials

  • Create a household plan of action

  • Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.

  • Ask your neighbors what their plan includes.

  • Create a list of local organizations you and your household can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.

  • Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

  • Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.

  • Take everyday preventive actions

  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.

Take Action

  • In case of an outbreak in your community, protect yourself and others

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:<br>• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath<br>• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest<br>• New confusion or inability to arouse<br>• Bluish lips or face<br>*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.

  • Keep away from others who are sick

  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)

  • Put your household plan into action

  • Continue to practice everyday preventive actions

  • If someone in the household is sick, separate them into the prepared room

  • If caring for a household member, follow recommended precautions and monitor your own health

  • Keep surfaces disinfected

  • Avoid sharing personal items

  • If you become sick, stay in contact with others by phone or email

  • Stay informed about the local outbreak situation

  • Notify your work if your schedule needs to change

  • Take care of the emotional health of your household members, including yourself

  • Take additional precautions for those at highest risk, particularly older adults and those who have severe underlying health conditions.

  • Consider staying at home and away from crowds if you or a family member are an older adult or have underlying health issues

  • Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home

  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact with others

  • Practice good hand hygiene

  • Take the following steps to help protect your children during an outbreak

  • Notify your child’s school if your child becomes sick with COVID-19

  • Keep track of school dismissals in your community

  • Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places

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