Remember to have a coronavirus plan, stay informed about COVID-19, and stay in touch with your community to know about local outbreaks.
Create a household plan of action for COVID-19 prevention.
Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss needs and how each member can help. Choose a room in the house for anyone who may become sick, including a dedicated bathroom if possible.
Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
The CDC has defined vulnerable populations as older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions, meaning they’re at higher risk of health complications or a poor outcome if they contract COVID-19. If you or your household members are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications, please consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
Get to know your neighbors.
Create an emergency contact list and identify local organizations that could provide information and resources, healthcare services, and support in the event of an outbreak.
Practice Good Hygiene
Plan for Workplace Changes and School/Daycare Closures
Protect Yourself and Others
Pick a Quarantine Room in Your House
Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. Identify a separate bathroom for the sick person to use, if possible. Plan to clean these rooms, as needed, when someone is sick.
Stay Informed About the Local COVID-19 Situation
Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials.
Take Care of the Emotional Health of your Household Members
Outbreaks can be stressful for adults and children. Children respond differently to stressful situations than adults. Talk with your children about the outbreak, try to stay calm and reassure them that they are safe1.
Get detailed instructions for properly cleaning and disinfecting every room in your home.
Get our full list of EPA-approved products that can be used against COVID-19.
Follow these easy steps using the bleach you have at home.
Bleach and other disinfectants are not suitable for consumption or injection under any circumstances. People should always read the label for proper usage instructions. Disinfecting surfaces with bleach and other disinfecting products is one of the ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Our products are safe when used as directed. It’s critical that everyone understands the facts in order to keep themselves safe and healthy.