Make a COVID-19 plan now so you’re prepared if you get sick.
Consider the ways you will protect yourself and how to be prepared if you get sick with COVID-19. Include how you will adjust your plan if the COVID-19 situation changes in your community.
Your plan should include:
- What you’re doing to protect yourself and prepare (in case you get COVID)
- What you’ll do if you’re exposed or develop symptoms
- What you’ll do if you test positive
Talk with your family, friends, and healthcare provider about your plan
Share your COVID-19 plan with your family, friends, and healthcare providers so they can support your prevention and preparation steps. Consider how others may help you if you get sick and identify the supplies you may need. Be sure to stick to your treatment plans, your routine healthcare appointments, and have all your prescriptions filled. Plan for options for work, childcare, and other responsibilities that may cause stress if you were to become sick.
COVID-19 remains a major health concern and this can be stressful to manage. Understanding what you can do to protect yourself and what to do if you get sick can help minimize that stress. Take as many steps as you can to prevent COVID-19 and get treated quickly if you test positive for COVID-19.
Build your personal plan now by downloading COVID-19 Plan.
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
Steps to take when sick with COVID-19:
- Stay home and separate from others.
- Improve ventilation (air flow) at home to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to other people. Use this interactive tool to learn how to improve air flow at home.
- Monitor symptoms and follow healthcare provider instructions.
- Wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around other people.
- Practice everyday hygiene and cleaning, wash your hands often, and avoid sharing personal household items.
If someone is showing any emergency warning signs, call 911.
This post is an excerpt from the CDC’s website page, People Who Are Immunocompromised which was last updated December 5, 2022.