On Wednesday, Dr. Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, suggested preparing for the Coronavirus like you would a winter storm.

Colorado health officials urge Coloradans to track the virus through reliable sources like the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What you may want:

  • Back-up food and water
  • Medications, insulin etc.
  • Dog food
  • Toilet paper
  • Indoor entertainment

“What do we do when a snowstorm is coming?” Asked Barron. “Most people don’t panic. It’s a moment to think, ‘OK, if schools are canceled, what am I going to do with my kids? If I have a sick relative and I can’t get to her, who is going to watch my mom who I normally take care of?'”

Tuesday, leaders at the U.S. National Institutes of Health said the world is “teetering very, very close” to a pandemic — a global epidemic, according to Denver Post.

As of Thursday, there are 60 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the U.S., according to abcNEWS.

The 12 Coloradans tested for the virus have come back negative with 4 additional pending cases. 

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