As of writing this blog, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially infected 162,594 people all over the world and has killed 6,069 people. There is no sign suggesting that the spread of the virus is slowing down, so as parents and adults, it is our duty to keep our family safe amidst the outbreak.
In this blog, we are going to list down things parents and other adults can use to keep their family safe amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The first thing parents should do is prepare for being isolated. This means you must have all the goods and necessities a person or family should have for survival. This doesn’t mean buying goods for 5 to 7 months, you only need the right amount.
If you have signs and symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, you want to stay home and isolate yourself. If your condition is worsening, you want to call your local health care provider in advance and visit them afterward. You want to avoid moving in crowded areas and stop visitors from coming to your house.
You should also create a household plan so everything can be done in a civilized manner. For parents with kids, you want to help your partner in all the household chores so stress can be minimized. Not only that, but you also want to make sure you’re keeping yourself clean all the time.
To become completely ready for a pandemic, you want to have a 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications.
To top that off, you want to have food which can last for at least 1 month.
In order to stay updated with what’s happening all over the world and in your local area, you want to establish communication with your friends, neighbors, local heads, and other people that you think may answer your questions.
To widen the wisdom of your kids, you want to explain everything to them in advance. Advising your kids to avoid crowded areas, wash their hands all the time, and to give you an update if they have fever, cough, cold, and flu are a must.
Parents should also keep in mind to avoid watching the news that talks about coronavirus deaths all the time. Some kids might end up getting anxious and scared by this. So watch the news and other updates when the kids are sleeping or playing.