The latest outbreak of coronavirus, also called COVID-19, has many wondered what they can do to prepare for the virus to affect their communities and, possibly, their households. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare your home to prevent this new disease.
Stock Up on Essentials
The first way to prepare your home for coronavirus is to add essential items. These include functional necessities such as paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, detergents, cough medicines and fever reducers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If you have young children, add diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
Also have food such as chicken broth and biscuits on hand, which is good to eat when you are sick. Stores food that is not perishable ̵
Preserved goods are a good alternative to rely on here, as you can find many with a long shelf life that are also packed with vitamins. Finally, refill drinks with electrolytes like Gatorade or Pedialyte to consume if the disease strikes.
Also have some recipes that you regularly take again so that you have a supply of them that will last you at least a few weeks.
In most places food shortages are not likely. What this preparation allows you to do is avoid going public if someone in your home gets sick or if there is a major outbreak in your community. This will reduce the risk of you spreading your bacteria or acquiring bacteria from someone else.
Has the right cleaning articles  COVID-19 spreads like flu – through respiratory drops. This means that when someone coughs or sneezes, they can send the bacteria to another person. The sprout can also live on surfaces such as counters, door knobs, light switches and so on. For this reason, it is important to have the right cleaning items at hand.
Set up antibacterial wipes and sprays so that you can often clean highly affected areas of your home. Also has soap easily accessible for frequent hand washing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends washing your hands frequently and vigorously for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet and before eating. A hand cleaner that is at least 60 percent alcohol-based is another good thing to have on hand.
Know What You Don't Need
While many Americans rush out to buy face masks in the wake of this outbreak, they do not necessarily need to recharge. Face masks are effective for people who have a disease to wear, as it helps prevent their bacteria from spreading. But if you are healthy there is no real reason to wear a mask – it does not help to keep bacteria out as well as you want.
Prepare for isolation
If you or a loved one get sick, you were prepared for some self-imposed isolation to avoid spreading your bacteria. Set up the various rooms in your home to meet the need for insulation by filling each one with hand sanitizer, a spam, tissues, medicine, water bottles and other electrolyte packed drinks.
Staying away from others is the best way to contain your bacteria and prohibit the spread of disease when it strikes. You even want to avoid leaving your dog when you are ill, as it is possible to give coronavirus to your pooch.
 Make good hand hygiene a habit
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading by 30 to 50 percent, practice good hand hygiene. Just like when it comes to reducing the spread of flu, washing your hands frequently and correctly is the most effective way to stop bacteria in their tracks. The CDC recommends that you wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Make sure to wash the upper and lower edges of the hands as well as between the fingers.
To ensure you wash your hands long enough, quickly sing the song "Happy Birthday" twice in your head – which equates to about 20 seconds. As soon as you or other family members walk in the door every day, wash hands, change clothes, and take off shoes to reduce the spread of bacteria.
While it is a daunting opportunity to deal with this new and rapidly spreading virus, there are definitely steps you can take to prepare yourself as well as your home.