If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care
for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community:
- Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Get rest and stay hydrated.
- Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.
- Monitor your symptoms. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Clean your hands often.
- Avoid sharing personal household items (dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding) with other people in your home.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your “sick room” and bathroom; wear disposable gloves. Let someone else clean and disinfect surfaces in common areas, but you should clean your bedroom and bathroom, if possible. High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.