|Hospital Visitor during a Swine Flu Epidemic - photo by Kencf0618 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)|
I recommend that everyone start with the Department of Homeland Security's Ready.gov website. It provides basic information on emergency preparation and has advice on preparing for a pandemic. It also has links to Health and Human Services (HHS) for more information about the pandemic. As scenes from quarantined areas appear on the news, it is apparent that streets and store shelves get empty fast when communities are hit. While you shouldn't panic, this is a great time to get a kit of basic supplies together and adapt hygiene and travel habits to the situation.
If nothing else, this health emergency should give everyone more time to stay home and read.