How can I prevent getting it?
Should I get a mask?
If you’re well, don’t get a mask, said the CDC. The public health agency doesn’t recommend facemasks for protection from respiratory diseases when the person is healthy.
Those who are health workers or people taking care of someone in close settings are encouraged to wear masks. The CDC also says face masks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Stocking up on supplies
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a set of things to do before and during a pandemic.