Prepare Your Health
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and COVID-19
- Take action. Collect emergency supplies and create “go kits” for your family. Stock up on personal needs, disinfectant wipes and spray, bar or liquid soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and multiple, clean masks for everyone age 2 or older. Masks should have multiple layers and fit snugly against your face.
- Plan ahead. Know how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected emergency preparedness and response. And what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy and safe. Pay attention to local guidance for evacuations and shelters. Your shelter location may be different this year because of the pandemic.
- Create community. Find ways to support your neighbors while taking steps to protect yourself and others in your home and community from COVID-19. For example, you could offer to run essential errands for family members, friends, and neighbors who are older, have mobility issues, or are at increased risk for severe illness.
CDC will continue to provide information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.
Page last reviewed: March 4, 2021, 10:17 am
Content source: Center for Preparedness and Response