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    Posted: February 26 2020 at 4:48am
things you can do now to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak

Tips on personal precautions to take if there is a COVID-19 outbreak

By Bay Area News Group |
PUBLISHED: February 25, 2020 at 4:06 p.m. | UPDATED: February 25, 2020 at 4:51 p.m.

Since the coronovirus is new, we have no immunity. Because of that, it can spread quickly. There’s no vaccine or drugs to treat it.

While the United States hasn’t experienced an outbreak, on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2020 the federal government issued a warning that American families, communities, event organizers, schools and businesses should plan for that day to come.

Here are seven things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says families can do now to prepare for an coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, along with precautions everyone should take to avoid the spread of the disease should an outbreak occur.

Planning ahead:

    Meet with household members, relatives and friends to discuss what should be done if a pandemic occurs and what the needs of each person will be.
    Discuss ways to care for those at greater risk for serious complications, if the services they rely on aren’t available.
    If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to stay connected to neighbors, information, and resources.
    Identify organizations in your community that can offer assistance. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.
    Create an emergency contact list. Include emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
    Plan to have extra supplies of important items on hand, such as soap, hand sanitizer, tissues and disposable face masks, which are already in short supply.
    Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. If possible, also choose a bathroom for the sick person to use. Plan to clean these rooms daily.
    Prepare for possible school closures, identifying alternative childcare.

Personal precautions:

    Stay home when you are sick. If there is an outbreak, stay home if you have been exposed to a family or household member who is sick.
    Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. It is especially important to wash your hands before and after touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects with soap and water, bleach and water or an EPA-approved disinfectant. Often-touched surfaces include doorknobs, railings, computer keyboards, phones, toys and desks.


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LOL!!  Brought to you by the same folks who thought up the "Zombie Preparedness Graphic Novel!" 

https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/novel.htm



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