If you have been directed to quarantine or self-monitor at home because of possible COVID-19 contact:
— Stay home from work, school and away from public places. If you must go out, avoid using public transportation, ridesharing services or taxis.
— Monitor for symptoms and take your temperature twice daily. If you develop symptoms or a fever, call a healthcare provider.
— Get rest, stay hydrated and exercise if possible. If you are able to exercise, do so in your home or yard. Avoid the gym or other social locations.
— If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
— For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
— Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol
— Cover coughs and sneezes. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
— Stay in a specific room, away from other people and pets in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
— Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels and bedding.
— Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops and doorknobs. Follow cleaning product instructions.
— Make the best of time at home by teleworking or catching up on reading, exercising or other hobbies.
For current COVID-19 information, visit https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/diseases/Pages/2019-nCoVChina.aspx or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
The Military Health System Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7 at 800.874.2273, option 1.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted by U.S. Army Public Health Center. Courtesy graphic used with permission.)