If you are sick with COVID-19 or if you suspect that you are infected with the coronavirus, you should follow a certain steps so as to prevent the spread of the disease from you to other people, including your own family.
Stay at home except to get medical care
If you are showing mild symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay at home in isolation. You should immediately restrict activities outside your home. Get out of your home only to get medical care.
You should immediately stop using public areas. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
If you suspect you have COVID-19, you should avoid public transportation, taxis and ride sharing.
Separate yourself from others
You should immediately separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Try to stay away in a specific room and do not let anyone come into it. Keep yourself completely away from them. Also use a separate bathroom.
If you have pets and animals at home, you should avoid contact with them. If you have an infection of COVID-19 or you suspect an infection, you should immediately restrict contact with your pets. Even though there are no reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, that may happen and that is why it is in the best interest of your pets and other people in your home and in the community to stay away from your pets.
If you have pets, you can always ask someone else to take care of them. If you're sick with COVID-19, immediately avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked. Do not sharing your food with your pets. If for some reason you must care for your pets, wash hands before and after you interact with pets. Also wearing a face mask while doing so.
Call before visiting a doctor
Before you visit a doctor, he should always call the health care provider and tell them that you suspect or may have COVID-19. This is necessary so that the health care provider can take steps to setup everything for you visit. They will be able to keep other people from getting infected or exposed to COVID-19.
Wear a facemask
A facemask is necessary in two cases.
You need to wear a facemask all the time if you are sick. It is necessary when you are around other people so that you do not infect them with the virus. It is also necessary when you are sharing a room or vehicle with someone for some reason to ensure that the virus does not spread from you to the other person. Wear a facemask if you must care for your pets. You'll also need to wear a mask when you enter a healthcare provider's office.
You should wear a facemask if you're caring for other people. If the person is not able to wear a face mask because it causes trouble breathing, then it is very important that you as the person caring for the patient should always wear a facemask. It is always necessary to ensure that the sick person is not staying in the same room with other healthy people. Whenever you, as the caregiver or any other person enters the room where there is a sick person, you or those people should always wear a facemask.
Clean your hands often
You should clean your hands often using soap and water. Also use a good hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
If you are sick, you need to cover your coughs and sneezes. Do so with a tissue and then throughout the tissue in the garbage bin. And immediately wash your hands.