First and foremost, you’re urged to stay indoors as much as possible. You should also check on friends, family, and neighbors who are at risk in the cold, including young children, older adults, and the chronically ill.
If you do go outside, make sure to dress in multiple layers of loose-fitting clothing.
“Your body temperature goes up and down as you move from inside to outside, you want to be able to remove layers of clothing or apply layers of clothing to maintain good body temperature,” says Florida Department of Health Duval Director Dr. Kelli Wells.
Scarves, mittens, hats, and other winter gear is recommended. Eating a well-balanced meal and drinking warm beverages can also help you stay warmer. Avoid drinking alcohol, because it can cause you to lose heat more rapidly.