A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans that they should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. But what does preparedness look like in practice? The short answer: Don’t panic — but do prepare. That “means not only contingency planning but also good old-fashioned preparedness planning for your family,” says Rebecca Katz , director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. In other words, what you’d do in case of a possible hurricane or another natural disaster. We spoke with Katz and other health experts about common-sense things you can do to be ready should the virus hit where you live. Soup and crackers. Max Posner / NPR Should I stock up on food and meds? The reason to stock up on certain products now isn’t so much to avoid potential shortages in the event of an outbreak but to practice what experts call social distancing. Basically, you want to avoid crowds to minimize your risk of

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