COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Guidelines
Required steps if you are exposed to the virus
You MUST self-quarantine if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 through travel or close contact with an infected person- even if you feel healthy or don’t develop symptoms.
Symptoms can develop anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure and you could spread the virus to others at any time during that period.
How long do I need to self-quarantine?
If you develop no symptoms: 14 days after last contact with the ill/infected person
If you develop symptoms: 10 days from first day of symptoms AND 24 hours with no fever AND symptoms have improved
Why do I need to self-quarantine?
- To reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others in our community and to keep others safe
- There may be a lapse in time between being exposed to COVID 19 and starting to feel sick
- During this time you can spread germs to others- even if you do not have symptoms
How do I self-quarantine?
STAY HOME! Accordion Closed
- Stay at home except to seek medical care
- Do not go to work, school, church, events, parties, stores or any public areas
- Do not visit friends or family members
- Ask friends or family to drop off groceries and supplies or order them online
- Ask friends or family to run any necessary errands for you, including picking up prescriptions
Do not invite others over to your house while you are in quarantine
Separate yourself from others in your home Accordion Closed
- Avoid close contact with roommates and family members as much as possible while in the home
- Stay in your own well-ventilated room, preferably with windows that open, with the door closed
- Use a separate bathroom/toilet/sink, if available and clean bathroom after every use
- Do not share utensils, towels, bedding other items with others in your home
- Wash dishes and utensils thoroughly after use with soap and water or use a dishwasher
No Visitors Allowed Accordion Closed
- Do not invite visitors, friends or family to your home
- Do not make contact with people at your front door- have deliveries left outside the door
Continue Prevention Measures Accordion Closed
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after coughing/sneezing, before preparing food, before eating, after using the restroom and any time your hands are visibly dirty
- If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol- cover all surfaces of hands and rub together until dry
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing- use a tissue- Not your hands- and place the tissue in the trash.
- Frequently clean shared surfaces such as doorknobs, bathrooms, kitchen items using disinfectant such as bleach, Clorox or Lysol. Clean any surfaces where you may have sneezed or coughed.
- Wear a face mask whenever you are around others or pets.
Separate Yourself from Animals in your Home Accordion Closed
- Do not handle pets or other animals
- If you develop symptoms of COVID19, avoid close contact with your pets including petting, snuggling, sharing food or allowing them to lick you.
- If you must care for your pet or be around animals while sick, wash hands before and after interacting with them and wear a facemask
- Read more – CDC: If you have pets
Monitor For Symptoms Accordion Closed
- Contact your provider if you develop symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat) and have an underlying health condition that puts you in a high risk category. High risk categories – CDC People at Increased Risk.
- If you experience a medical emergency call 911.
Inform them that you are being evaluated for COVID19 and put on a facemask before they arrive.
- These symptoms require immediate medical attention
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
If you develop symptoms
- Contact your medical provider or call Campus Health Services
- CHS Phone (928) 523-2131