For Infected People Isolated in Home Care
- Family members must train themselves about Coronavirus symptoms and stopping the spread of coronavirus in the houses.
- Clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces and coverings day by day in house common areas for example desks, tables, chairs, doorknobs, phones, light switches, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, basins, toilets, sinks)
- In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated to an ill person: think of reducing cleaning cycle to as required such as soiled items and surfaces to evade avoidable contact with the infected people.
- As possible, an infected person must stay in a particular room and away from other people in their house.
- The caregiver can supply personal cleaning equipment for an infected person’s room and bathroom except the room is occupied by son and daughter or other people for whom such supplies could not be appropriate. Types of equipment include paper tissues, paper towels, cleaners, and EPA-certified disinfectants.
- Should a separate bathroom is not possible, the bathroom must be cleaned and disinfected after per use by an infected person. If this is not possible, the caregiver must wait as long as practical after use by an infected person to clear and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.
- House members must follow home care instructions when associating with people with suspected and confirmed Coronavirus and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.
Home members should clean hands frequently, including right after discarding gloves and after contact with an infected person, by washing and rubbing hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds. If soap and water are not accessible and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that includes at least 60% alcohol might be used. But if hands are visibly dirty, always wash and rub your hands with soap and water.
Home members must comprehend normal preventive activities while at work and house including advised hand hygiene and not touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Further key points to clean hands involve:
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the restroom
- Before eating or preparing food
- After contact with animals or pets
- Before and after making routine care for another person who needs support, for example, a child.