How to Care for Yourself if you have COVID-19 While At Home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some people may have COVID-19 but have no severe symptoms. Most of these people stay at home and care for themselves. Avoid visiting public places or other family or friends’ homes when you are still sick.

Isolate from other people as much as possible, by staying in a specific room if possible and using a different bathroom. You should always have a face covering or mask, covering over your nose and mouth when around other people even at home.

Do not share personal household items like dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home and wash them thoroughly with soap and water every after use.

Try to cover your coughs and sneezes in some other way by using a tissue and throw it away in a lined trash can. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This will help protect the people around you.

Remember to wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. Clean all high-touch surfaces everyday like phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.

Stay in touch with your Doctor, and use medicines only recommended by your physician. Monitor your symptoms like fever and cough and others. Make sure you care for yourself by staying hydrated and get enough rest. Try as much as possible not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Always wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. But If your hands are visibly dirty, the best option is to wash them with soap and water for 20 seconds.

If you must go outside your home, please avoid sharing rides or using public transportation, or taxis.

It is advisable to call ahead if you have a Doctor’s Appointment and let them know that you may have COVID-19. It helps to protect the people who are to care for you and other patients present.

Stay safe Stay healthy. We are all in this together, we will get through it together For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) websitewww.cdc.gov , UBCA website @ www.ubca2013.org or call UBCA Helpline @1-508-468-1406

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