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Don't go to school, work, or public areas. And don't use public transportation, ride-shares, or taxis unless you have no choice. Leave your home only if you need to get medical care. But call the doctor's office first so they know you're coming. And wear a mask.
Follow your doctor's advice about when it will be safe for you to leave isolation.
It can help stop the spread of the virus.
If possible, stay in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom.
If you can, have a friend or family member care for them while you're sick.
Then throw the tissue in the trash right away.
Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
These include bedding, towels, cups and glasses, and eating utensils.
Use household cleaners or disinfectant wipes or sprays.
Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Current as of:
April 28, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family MedicineLesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: April 28, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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