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COVID-19 Next Steps March 23, 2020


Now that COVID-19 is in your community…

Make a plan for if you get sick:

  • Call your doctor about checking for symptoms that might be COVID-19.
  • Stay in touch with others by phone or e-mail. You might need to ask for help from friends, family, neighbors, community health workers, etc. if you become sick.
  • Seek out a “buddy” who will check on and help care for you if you become sick.
  • Have an emergency contact list.
  • Have a list of your daily medication and time of day you take them, so a caregiver will be able to help you if you get sick.
  • Determine who can provide you with care if your caregiver gets sick.

Make sure you have enough supplies:

  • Contact your doctor to ask about getting extra medications (at least a 30-day supply) to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a few weeks.
  • If you cannot pick up extra medications, consider using mail-order.
  • Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (e.g., tissues) to treat fever and other symptoms. Many older adults will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
  • Have enough household items and groceries so that you will be comfortable staying home for a few weeks, consider using grocery delivery.

Continue to take everyday steps to stay healthy: wash your hands often, do not touch your face, avoid sick people and crowds, and disinfect surfaces.

For more Information

The information provided was taken from the CDC website provided above on March 23, 2020.

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