Doctors, clinics and hospitals recognize the chance that COVID-19 cases could start increasing in the fall. They are working with manufacturers to stock up on equipment, and they are continuing their policies for protecting patients and staff members.
Here’s what you can do now:
- Continue to practice COVID-19 precautions, such as physical distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing.
- Stay in touch with local health authorities, who can provide information if COVID-19 cases begin to increase in your city or town.
- Make sure your household maintains two weeks’ worth of food, prescription medicines and supplies.
- Work with your doctor to ensure that everyone in your household, especially children, is up to date on vaccines, including this year’s flu shot when it is available.