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3 Steps to Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month! There are a lot of things that we all need to prepare for, big and small. When it comes to healthfulness, being prepared for a multitude of emergencies is one of the best ways to protect our health (both physical and mental) in ‘what if’ situations. Wildfires, hurricanes and the like will not stop for us, or for a pandemic. The CDC recommends three steps to lay the groundwork for emergency preparedness.

Take Action: Organize different kits for different situations. These can be first aid kits, go bags, sanitation travel kits, or emergency food.

Plan Ahead: Designate places of safety. Where will your family meet up outdoors in the event of a house fire? Where will you go if you need to leave your home ahead of a natural disaster?

Create Community: Whether recovering from an injury or coming home to find a tree fell on your home during a storm, having resources to get things done is an important step for preparing.  Have a friend, but don’t be afraid to be a friend to other members of your community when they need help, too.

For more ideas and tips on preparedness, visit the CDC website!

If you aren’t feeling well remember your local Covenant Health is always happy to help! Our urgent care centers are open every day of the week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm- No appointment necessary! From 8am to 6pm we offer Rapid Antigen and send-out PCR COVID-19 testing, as well as COVID-19 antibody testing. To be seen by a provider, simply walk in, or save your spot online for visits between 8am and 6pm by clicking here! For information on E-registration to save time click here. Telemedicine options are available here. We look forward to helping you Get Better. Faster!

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