Be prepared for COVID-19 (infographic)

Plan ahead

There are simple, practical things you can do to prepare in case you or someone in your household becomes ill or if COVID-19 becomes common in your community.

Make a plan that includes:

Shopping list


  • dried pasta and rice
  • pasta sauces
  • canned soups, vegetables and beans
  • pet food


Health care

  • thermometer
  • fever-reducing medications (acetaminophen or ibuprofen for adults and children)


  • paper towels
  • plastic garbage bags
  • dish soap
  • laundry detergent
  • regular household cleaning products
  • hard-surface disinfectant, or if not available, concentrated (5%) liquid bleach and a separate container for dilution


  • Share your plan with your family, friends and neighbours.
  • Set up a buddy system to check in on each other by phone, email or text during times of need.

Stay informed

  • Learn about the symptoms of COVID-19, how it spreads and how to prevent illness.
  • Get your information from reliable sources such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, and provincial, territorial and municipal public health authorities.
  • If the news media is making you feel anxious, take a break from it.

For more information on coronavirus:

1-833-784-4397 |

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