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Home > Patient & Family Resources > Health Library > Quick Tips: 10 Things to Do if You Have COVID-19
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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 cloth face cover.
Talk with your doctor or other health professional about when it will be safe for you to leave isolation.
It can help stop the spread of the virus when you cough or sneeze.
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. Take special care to clean things that you grab with your hands. These include doorknobs, remote controls, phones, and handles on your refrigerator and microwave. And don't forget countertops, tabletops, bathrooms, and computer keyboards.
Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Current as of:
March 26, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family MedicineLesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: March 26, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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