CDC – Household Plan of Action

While Regent Healthcare has a plan of action for their employees and clients, families should also prepare for the unexpected and daily updates that may impact their home.
Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be (This should include Regent Healthcare). Make sure your household contains supplies such as hand sanitizer, bottled water, gloves, and disinfectant cleaners for family and caregiver usage.

Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. Collected data for related coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, shows the most susceptible may be older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions. Early data suggest older people are more likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. 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. Talk with your neighbors about emergency planning. If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbors, information, and resources.

Identify aid organizations in your community. Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, support, and resources. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.

Create an emergency contact list. Ensure your household has a current list of emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

***The CDC will recommend actions to help keep people healthy if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.***