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How to Prepare
Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Find Local Information
Be Informed! Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA's rumor control page.
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 the 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, hand-washing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
Create a Household Plan
Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered, if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, coworkers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.
For more information visit:
The FEMA rumor control page:
Fall Prevention Resources
- Fall-Proofing Your Home
- Home Safety Checklist
- Prevent Falls & Fractures
- 6 Exercises to Promote Balance That You Can Do at Home *
*Before you start this or any other exercise program consult with your physical therapist or physician.
The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.