Home Protection Against Coronavirus


Tips for Multi-Generational Households

 Home Protection
Home Protection
  1. It is important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness (individuals at risk are included in above section) to:
    • Stay at home and away from crowds.
    • Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies so you don’t have to go out of the home.
    • When you go out in public, keep at least 6 feet away from others. Do not go to places where people are sick.
    • Wash your hands frequently, as described above.
  2. If someone in your home is sick with COVID-19
    • Have everyone continue to practice good handwashing methods as described above.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces, doorknobs and other commonly touched surfaces with common household disinfectants daily.
    • Remind everyone to avoid touching their face, and cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of their elbow or with a tissue, and then throw the tissue away.
    • As best as possible, isolate the individual with COVID-19 in a separate bedroom and bathroom away from others.
    • Take care of the emotional health of your family, including yourself.
    • Avoid sharing personal items like phones, dishes, bedding, or toys.
  3. If caring for a sick household member
    • Monitor for emergency signs, like:
      • Trouble breathing.
      • Continual pain or pressure in the chest.
      • New confusion.
      • Bluish lips or face.
    • Prevent the spread of germs:
      • Avoid sharing personal household items, like dishes, towels, and bedding.
      • Have the sick person wear a facemask (if available). If sick individuals are unable to wear a facemask, the individual caring for the sick should wear a facemask when in contact with them.
      • Have them use a separate bathroom (if possible).
      • Avoid having any unnecessary visitors.
    • Treat symptoms:
      • Make sure individuals with COVID-19 drinks a lot of fluids to stay hydrated and rests at home.
      • Use over-the-counter medicines to help with symptoms.
      • For most people, symptoms last a few days and get better after a week.

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