Those are 3 easy steps that I can imagine will help you with your survival chances, and here are our plans (Some stuff can vary but most will probably stay the same) The people will be: Me (and family), Franklin (and family), Conor (and family), and Chris (and family) (more will be added if need be, but the plan was made with only these people.)
In the event of an airborne virus, were all dead it wont matter. (same mostly applies for waterborne ones)
but if the virus is passed on by biting or touch, our plan works fine.
Plan: Wait out the initial panic. That will allow is to use the roads after everyone clears. (downside: most stores will be taken already.) we can then group up with lots of supplies (me and Conor have bows, I have 3 gas stations by my house, we all have large metal "weapons", and lots of canned goods)
we then converge and caravan to a more business based area with less houses.(the archery shop would be nice, but that might be occupied, if not there is supplies there, lots of restaurants and food stores nearby and an army surplus store.) If not there American Science and Surplus would be nice but might also be a place for people to go. Anyway, we would settle down someplace and hopefully make it zombie proof. Once that happens we should probably look out for other survivors (remember, this isn't just for you) and help them. I think the rest would be more based on situation. Chris, our runner would be infinatly useful though.