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Household Checklist

As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak.

Stay informed and in touch

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

Prepare for possible illness

  • Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
  • Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.

Take everyday preventive steps

  • 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.
  • Keep away from others who are sick
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)

Watch for symptoms
Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

If someone in your home is sick

  • Continue to practice everyday preventive actions
  • Keep the ill person in a separate room from others in the household
  • If caring for a sick 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

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