One of the most important things for your mental health during the time of quarantine and social isolation is keeping a routine. Here’s a daily household coronavirus checklist that will help you not only mentally, but also with keeping your family safe and healthy.
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
Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.
Watch for symptoms
Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms:
Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately
Emergency warning signs include*:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face