What should you do if someone in your house gets sick with COVID-19

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What should you do if someone in your house gets sick with COVID-19

  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • 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.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
  • Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, food, and drinks.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

* Trouble breathing.
*Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
*New confusion.
*Inability to wake or stay awake.
*Bluish lips or face.

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.