If you are sick with COVID-19:

  • Stay home and self-isolate.  Limit your space used within the house.
  • Wash your hands frequently especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.  Use proper coughing and sneezing etiquette:  cough and sneeze into your upper arm/elbow not into your hand.
  • Stay away and avoid contact with others and pets.  If possible, limit yourself to a dedicated room and washroom within your home.  
  • Wear a facemask if you are around other people or have to visit a doctor’s office or emergency room.  Do not reuse facemasks.  
  • Avoid sharing personal items including but not limited to dishes, utensils, glasses and phones.
  • Clean high-touch surfaces on a daily basis.  These would include phones, bedside tables, tablets, doorknobs, countertops, bathroom fixtures, faucets, toilets.   Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
  • Prohibit visitors who do not have an essential need to be in the house.
  • Avoid public areas including work, school and any other public area.
  • Avoid public transportation including taxis and ride share services.
  • If shared spaces are essential in the home ensure good air flow.  Turn on your air conditioner or open a window.

Monitor your symptoms.  If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.   In the event of an emergency and need 911… inform dispatch that you are positive for COVID-19.

Get rest and stay hydrated…  A HEALTHY BODY CAN PUT UP A BETTER FIGHT.