MEMA is assisting the Mississippi State Department of Health in its response to the Coronavirus.
As with weather emergencies like hurricanes and tornadoes, MEMA is also prepared for health emergencies.
They’re urging residents to prepare for COVID-19 as they would prepare for any other disaster Mississippi encounters by having a disaster supply kit ready.
The kit may include non-perishable food for at least three days, bleach, hand sanitizer with at least 70 percent alcohol, bottled water, sanitary supplies, pet and baby supplies, personal hygiene items, among others.
The CDC says washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds is one of the best defenses.