NPR's no-nonsense guide to preparing your home for Covid-19

It's seems likely that Covid-19 will be a pandemic, maybe on the order of the 1918 Spanish Flu (listen to this podcast episode of The New York Times' The Daily for a persuasive argument as to why). It might be a good time to prepare your home for an outbreak. This NPR article, "A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus," has good advice.

Here's a summary:

  • Make sure you have a supply of daily prescription medication on hand, as well as over-the-counter fever reducers.
  • Have sufficient nonperishable foods to last your family for two weeks.
  • Have soup, crackers, and Gatorade or Pedialyte on hand should anyone in the house get sick.
  • Clean surfaces frequently with soap and water.
  • Wear a mask if you get sick.
  • Telecommute instead of going to an office, if possible.
  • Have a plan in place for kids and older family members.
  • Wash hands as soon as you enter your home.
  • Cough into your elbow.

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