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Being Prepared for Flu or Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Everyday Precautions for Everyone:

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Discard used tissues right away.
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water, frequently use hand sanitizer.
  • If you have a fever or feel sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider.
  • Get the Flu vaccine­—it is not too late!
  • Have a 14 day supply of non-perishable foods and items with a lengthy expiration date on hand in case you or your family members cannot get to the store to shop. (See other side for a list of suggested food items to have on hand.)
  • Keep a 14 day supply of over-the-counter and prescription medications available.

The Massachusetts Department of Health updates its information regularly and will provide necessary information for Massachusetts residents.
Find the latest on the Coronavirus (Covid19) here:

Suggested Food Items to Have on Hand:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Nuts and Trail Mixes
  • Multigrain Cereals High in Fiber
  • Granola and Power Bars
  • Dried Fruits
  • Canned Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, and Turkey
  • Canned Vegetables (no salt added)
  • Canned Soups and Chili (low sodium)
  • Boxed Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce
  • Sport Drinks (such as Gatorade or PowerAde)
  • Powdered Milk
  • Frozen Dinners (such as Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, or Smart Ones)
  • Paper products (towels, toilet paper, tissues) and soap

**Focus on foods that are high energy and high protein. Look at calories, nutrients and fiber, while avoiding high salt and high sugar content foods.**

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