Community Behavior Related to COVID-19 in Samarinda City Households


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by the Government and all elements of society in Indonesia. It has been hoped that the community would play an active role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by using masks, washing hands properly under running water, and practicing social distancing by staying away from crowds and keeping a distance from others. The objective of this research was to describe the behavior of the people in the city of Samarinda, especially in terms of household arrangements related to COVID-19. Quantitative descriptive research methods were used. This research was carried out with a particular focus on the families of Stikes Dirgahayu Samarinda students. The random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. Data were collected using a modified survey, distributed online via WhatsApp. 68% of the respondents had a low level of prevention behaviors. The conclusion of the study was that people in the city of Samarinda were not adhering to the preventative measures, so health education is needed about COVID-19 and how to prevent it.

Keywords: community behavior, household order, COVID-19

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