As the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increases in the state and nationally, we want to assure our clients, employees, funders, and donors that we are closely following guidance from state and local public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC’s current recommendations on what you can do to prepare your family in the event COVID-19 spreads in the community are as follows:
- Keep abreast of local information.
- 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 and 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).
- 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 a 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, co-workers) and establish plans to adapt to closings and cancellations.
- Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.