Self-Quarantine / Self-Isolation

Self-Quarantine or Self-Isolation means isolating yourself from others so they are not at risk of getting sick, when you suspect that you have been exposed to the virus, even if you have no symptoms.

If you live alone or with others, stay in a separate room and if possible use a separate bathroom.

  • Using a separate bathroom, reduces the risk of transfer to another person
  • Staying in one room prevents others from getting infected if they visit you after quarantine.

Practice good hygiene.

  • Wash your hands before and after eating or drinking.
  • Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Do not leave your room other than to use the bathroom or eat, for 14 days or unless otherwise advised by a physician.

Do not let your clothes or linens contaminate others.

After Self Quarantine

Thoroughly clean the used bathroom, and promptly wash any linens and all clothes separately from anyone else’s clothes.

Wipe down, with a disinfectant, any hard surfaces in the room, especially any that could have come in contact with body fluids after sneezing or coughing. Lamps, clocks, tables, walls, head boards, windows are some to think about.

If the floor is non carpeted, mop the floor with a standard disinfectant solution.