September 28, 2020

2020 Preparedness Week 5: COVID-19 Safety

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved! Visit for more info.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in Region 4AB have come together to promote National Preparedness Month in our communities. Be sure to check out our weekly training opportunities and additional preparedness information to help assist you and your loved ones to be more prepared for disasters.

Week 5: COVID-19 Safety

There has not been a single person who remains unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter our 9th month dealing with it, the safety of ourselves and our community remains as important as ever. All of our public health professionals, first responders, and local politicians have remainder ever vigilant on the front lines of the pandemic. However the battle does not stop there, it ends and begins with our community. Week 5 of preparedness month focuses on COVID-19 safety, and how we can all remain safe and protected from the virus.


Virtual Training Opportunities (RSVPs Required)

Covid-19 Myths and Facts

Wednesday, September 30th 6:30 PM

Dr. Christina Yen explains COVID-19 myths and facts and what we can do to stay safe.



Preparedness Activity: Create a handmade mask!

In the current times, wearing a mask wherever we go is now crucial to our safety as well as the safety of others. You can never have too many masks in the event one of you masks breaks or is lost. Fortunately masks are very easy to make out of everyday materials so you will never be caught without one! Masks can be made quickly and simply from things like bandanas or t-shirts without any sewing involved. Please refer to the infographics below as well as the following youtube links to learn how to make a simple mask in under 10 minutes.

How to use a face mask to slow the spread of coronavirus | MCW Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Face Mask for Covid 19: 3 types of masks you can make at home

Origin, transmission, diagnosis and management of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19) | Postgraduate Medical Journal

Infographic: Key facts about COVID-19

Infographic Library ( Color) | Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID -19)