COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. People with COVID-19 have had symptoms that range from mild to severe illness. Get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself.
Update your emergency plans to reduce your risk of COVID-19 during storms. During a hurricane, first protect yourself from the storm. Make plans for a safe place to stay if a storm will likely impact you or your home. Stay with friends or family or at a hotel not in the storm's path. Once you are in a safe place, do what you can to prevent COVID-19. Add face masks, soap and hand sanitizer, and tissues to your emergency kit. Wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet from people who don’t live with you.
The danger of a hurricane can be a life-threatening situation. Follow guidance from emergency officials and take COVID-19 health precautions.