What to Do in a COVID-19 Pandemic

Workers wearing protective gears disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at the subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Kim Sun-woong/Newsis via AP)

It’s natural to be concerned about a possible pandemic, especially in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The threat of a disease spreading across the globe should be taken seriously. There are real, actionable things you can do to soften the impact a pandemic might have on your life and those you care about. Keep in mind that respiratory viruses (such as COVID-19) can be the cause of a pandemic, but pandemics can also be transmitted in other ways.