Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
10 Tips for At-Home Quarantine or Self-Monitoring
If you have been directed to quarantine or self-monitor at home because of possible COVID-19 contact:
1Stay home from work, school, and away from public places. Follow all appropriate state ordered guidelines.
2Monitor for symptoms and take your temperature twice daily. If you develop symptoms or a fever, then call your healthcare provider immediately.
3Get rest, stay hydrated, and exercise if possible. If you are able to exercise, do so in your home or yard. Avoid locations where you may come into contact with others.
4If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
5For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
6Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Cover your cough/sneeze
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
7As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
8Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your house- hold, like dishes, towels, and bedding.
9Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.
10Make the best of your time at home by teleworking if you're able or catching up on reading, exercising, or other hobbies.