How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?

Create a household plan of action to help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community:

  • Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan, and discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.
  • Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications, particularly older adults and those with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.     
    • Make sure they have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
  • Get to know your neighbors and find out if your neighborhood has a website or social media page to stay connected.
  • Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.
  • Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.


Last updated March 20, 2020    | Source:     CDClinks to external site 

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1. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Brevard County and in Cocoa?
2. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
3. How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
4. What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?
5. How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?
6. How come the City of Cocoa is not on our local news with updates?
7. How can I still participate in the Council Meetings without being able to be there in person?
8. Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?
9. Is our water safe to drink?
10. What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?
11. Does the City have a contingency fund to help get through this pandemic and continue basic City services?
12. How is Cocoa working with other agencies throughout the County and State to make sure services are maintained and information is communicated?
13. Does the City of Cocoa have it's own Emergency Manager or do you just coordinate with the County?
14. Why haven't you shut down the City?
15. Why is the splash pad at Riverfront Park turned off?
16. What is the City of Cocoa doing to protect it's employees?
17. Have events been cancelled?
18. Should I use soap and water or a hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?
20. Are children more at risk?
21. How should parents talk to children about COVID-19?
22. Do I need to boil my water?
23. Can I get COVID-19 from wastewater or sewage?
24. Do wastewater treatment plants treat COVID-19?
25. Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?
26. Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?