Introduction: Community preparedness is a context that connects individuals and an organization or society. Disaster management does not only focus on emergency response efforts and restoring the situation and post-disaster reconstruction, but is more focused on the pre-disaster stage (pre-disaster) with efforts to increase community capacity and response to disasters or community preparedness. The purpose of this study is to explore in depth how the community's self-protection against the disaster preparedness of the corona virus disease COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: This study uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach, using interviews and observations. The 9 participants were determined by the snowball sampling method. The validity of the data used by the method of source triangulation and technical triangulation. Analysis of the data used is thematic analysis with software open code 4.02.
Results: The results of this study indicate that preparedness in dealing with COVID-19 in the community is by making self-protection efforts. Then to prevent exposure to the virus by increasing immunity and adapting behavior to individuals and in society.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that self-protection is very necessary to overcome the impact on health and as a preventive effort that can be done by the community in the form of consuming drinks based on local culture and vitamin supplements as well as with clean and healthy living behavior.