COVID-19 Information 10 things you can do to manage your health at home

10 things you can do to manage your health at home

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19 take these recommended steps from the CDC:

1. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places. If you must go out, avoid using any kind of public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.

2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your health care provider immediately.

3. Get rest and stay hydrated.

4. If you have a medical appointment, call the health care provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.

5. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19.

6. Cover your cough and sneezes.

7. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

8. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. If you need to be around other people in or outside of the home, wear a surgical facemask.

9. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.

10. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.

 

How is quarantine different from isolation?

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Learn More Here.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Learn More Here.