Health officials are encouraging Minnesotans to form a plan in case of a possible coronavirus outbreak in your community.   Kris Ehresmann with the state Department of Health:

“Just start thinking, having those conversations about — you know, well… where am I at with my medication supply for my prescriptions you know? Do we maintain, you know, a reasonable amount of non-perishable food items so that you know if we were feeling sick we didn’t have to go to the store — that type of thing.”

Ehresmann says other things to think about; are you prepared financially if you can’t get to work? Can you telework? Are you prepared for closings of schools, daycare centers, churches, or retail stores?