How to Prepare for a Pandemic: 9 Things You Need to Know

Early on in the 20th century, the world saw the Spanish influenza pandemic. In the early 21st century we had the coronavirus pandemic.

Given how connected the world is at this time, another pandemic is not just a faraway event that “may” happen; it’s an inevitability.

Knowing how to prepare for a pandemic can help ease fear and improve your safety.

Much of what happened in the last year can guide you to what you may need to do if another pandemic occurs. To keep it simple and easy to remember, below is a list of things to consider.

1 – Supplies Masks (regular ones and N-95’s), sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizing gel, cleaning supplies, and soap should be at the top of your list of how to prepare for a pandemic.

2 – Working From Home While many employers are transitioning to a hybrid model of work (part work from home, part office time), many are requiring that employees come back full time. Understand that in another pandemic situation work from home will likely be back.

3 – Beef Up Your Emergency Fund This past year there were layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts that people suffered. Having a financial cushion worth up to 6 months of expenses (or more) can go a long way towards easing your stress should you find yourself in this kind of situation.

4 – Take Care Of Your Health One of the best ways to protect yourself during a pandemic (or before it) is to maintain your health. Get your doctor’s checkups, pay attention to your diet, get moving and exercise as much as you can and cut back on those bad habits that hurt you.

5 – Improve Your Hygiene How many times a day did you wash your hands before the pandemic? I’m sure that changed drastically once Covid took over. Whatever hygienic habits you’ve developed in the last year, keep them.

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