Plan and Prepare
There are steps individuals, families and communities can take to prepare for a pandemic -- Keep a supply of food and medicines on hand in case you have to stay at home; Practice good public health like covering your mouth when you cough, washing your hands often and well, staying at home when you're sick, and teaching children who are in your care to do the same.
The planning checklists below will help you, your family, businesses, schools, health care providers, community organizations, and state and local governments know what information and resources may be needed in case of a flu pandemic.
More planning information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site: Plan and Prepare.
- Planning for Individuals and Families
- Stock Up. Stay at Home - Keep extra supplies of food, water, medications, cleaning aids and your disaster supply kit on hand for an extended stay.
- Family Emergency Health Information Sheet (pdf) 122KB
Schools and Child Care
- Child Care and Preschool (pdf) 155KB
- School District (K-12) (pdf) 151KB
- Colleges and Universities (pdf) 170KB
- Home Health Care Services (pdf) 201KB
- Medical Offices and Clinics (pdf) 165KB
- Emergency Medical Service and Medical Transport (pdf) 225KB
- Hospital Preparedness Checklist (pdf) 72 KB
- Long Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Checklist (pdf) 137 KB
Communities and Business
- State and Local Government Checklist (pdf) 124KB
- Faith-Based and Community Organization Checklist (pdf) 69KB
- Business Checklist (pdf) 151KB