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Daily Household Coronavirus Checklist

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 7:30am.

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:

  • Fever or

  • Cough or

  • 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

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