Persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to “self-quarantine” (separate themselves from others) for a period of 14 days. This 14 days is based on how long symptoms usually take to show. If the 14 days end without symptoms, persons can end their quarantine. However, they should continue practicing: 

  1. Social distancing
  2. Washing of hands frequently 
  3. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

The quarantined person should practice the following:

  1. Stay alone in a well-ventilated room
  2. Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away in a covered bin. 
  3. Wash hands, using soap and water before and after using the bathroom, coughing and sneezing. 
  4. Avoid touching eyes and mouth, especially after coughing or sneezing. 
  5. Have little to no contact with other members of the household and restrict visits from family/friends.
  6. Restrict members of the household from utilizing the same bathroom.
  7. Caregivers should wear a mask when in the same room as the exposed person.
  8. The exposed person should wear a mask if they must access other common areas of the household or if a caregiver needs to enter the room to offer assistance.
  9. Masks should not be touched or handled during use. If the masks get wet or becomes dirty, it must be replaced immediately with a clean, dry mask.
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