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Self-quarantine Guidelines

  • Stay home except to get medical care -  Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.  Call ahead before visiting your doctor - If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • Monitor your symptoms - Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening. Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility.
  • If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.    
  • Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home - As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. You should restrict contact with pets, if you must care for your pet while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask.
  • Prohibit visitors who do not have an essential need to be in the home.    
  • Wear a facemask - You should wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets. If you are not able to wear a facemask, people who live with you should not stay in the same room or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Throw out disposable facemasks and gloves after using them. Do not reuse them.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean your hands often - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items - You should not share dishes, drinking cups, utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day - High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Wear gloves and make sure you have good ventilation during the use of the product.
  • Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have body fluids on them - Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items.

The decision to discontinue self-quarantine or home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

Information from CDC