How Do I Prepare?
Stock Up Before it's Gone
Not sure what to get? Make sure to check out our list of recommended supplies to stock up on. We don’t know how long this virus will last, or how severe it will get. It’s possible that quarantines like those in Wuhan, Italy, South Korea, Iran, and the Diamond Princess may happen here in the US. Even if they don’t, some supplies will only be harder and harder to get with time, and you may need more than you think.
Adjust Your Lifestyle
The Novel Coronavirus primarily spreads through person-to-person close contact transmission. To protect you and the ones you love, avoid large groups of people like towns and events. Make sure to wash your hands often, and minimize touching common surfaces like door handles, hand rails, elevator buttons, etc. with your hands as much as possible. Consider saving up to take some time off in case your neighborhood gets quarantined.
It’s always good to think ahead, both physically and mentally. Preparing beforehand can help you make good, well-planned decisions. It’s simple, only takes a few minutes a day to do, and can make a significant impact if and when the time comes where you need to act. For some, it could be the difference between life and death.
What’s your risk of dying from the Novel Coronavirus?
It’s human nature to fear the unknown. It’s normal, and in fact healthy in most cases. But, when that fear is uneducated, it can bring disastrous consequences to those we know and love. Stay up to date on the coronavirus. Understand how it spreads, and what kind of impact it could have on you not just physically, but economically. A vaccine is realistically at least a year to 18 months away.
With shelves in stores running out of stock on major items, getting what you need is only going to get harder and harder. Make sure to check our list of recommended items to stock up on.