Tag: emergency preparedness

Farm Animal Emergency Preparedness

Farm Animal Emergency Preparedness

One type of pet does not fit all. Not everyone is a dog or a cat person. Many people choose to raise farm animals. Raising farm animals can bring lots of joy and is a great learning opportunity for families. However, they can have special needs when it comes to

Must-Haves for Your First-Aid Kit

Must-Haves for Your First-Aid Kit

First-aid kits are nothing new. They go back over 100 years to when, as the story goes, Robert Wood Johnson debuted the first-aid cabinet in 1888.(1) First-aid kits have changed over the years, but they are as useful as ever. They make it possible for ordinary people to be the

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Parents of Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Parents of Children with Special Healthcare Needs

April is National Autism Awareness Month. It is also a time of year when people must prepare for severe weather. April, May, and June are peak months for tornadoes in many states. And the Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1. Emergencies come in all sizes and affect people

Stay Informed: How Scales Help Us Describe Disasters

Stay Informed: How Scales Help Us Describe Disasters

Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was record-breaking. There were 30 named storms during the 2020 season. Thirteen of those became hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or greater). Six of those reached Category 3 or higher.(1) Hurricanes are categorized using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Other scales are used by

When Evacuation is a Must – Protect Yourself from Norovirus

When Evacuation is a Must – Protect Yourself from Norovirus

Natural disasters are unpredictable. Often, we don’t know when or where they will happen or if we will have to leave our homes because of them. Evacuations for hurricanes and wildfires can force people into emergency shelters, where close quarters, shared spaces, and high-touch surfaces can make it easy for

COVID-19 ADVICES

Wear a mask, get COVID-19 vaccine, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands to protect against COVID-19.

 

It’s critical to keep taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. Use masks to slow the spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

For more information, Please refer to the CDC.