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.