Quarantining yourself at home means staying at home and avoiding contact with others if you have developed, or been exposed to, an infectious disease, until the infectious period of the illness is over, or until you know that you have not contracted an illness to which you have been exposed. Quarantine helps to slow the spread of infection across a population. These coping tips are listed as a guide only. More disease-specific details will be provided by your doctor. You may be asked to stay at home until at least seven days after the onset of symptoms or after you were first exposed to someone with the disease. Your doctor will tell you exactly when your quarantine can safely end.
Have a home quarantine plan in place You will find it easier to cope with quarantine if you are prepared for its possibility. Practical suggestions for every household include: Anticipate at least seven to 10 days in isolation at home. Try to have a two-week supply of non-perishable food items in the pantry. Stock long-life alternatives to perishable food items, such as powdered and milk, shelf-stable fruit, and frozen vegetables. Have a supply of disposable tissues, antibacterial wipes, and latex gloves.
Check that your first aid kit includes a thermometer and pain meds (to reduce fever). Make sure you have enough of any prescription and non-prescription medication you need to last a couple of weeks. Talk with friends and relatives who don’t live with you about supporting each other if one household has to be quarantined. For example, agree to drop groceries or other supplies at the front door. Family quarantine at home If a family member has an infection and everyone in the household is quarantined, suggestions include: All family members should stay home. Do not allow any visitors. Only one adult should look after the sick person. It is best if the carer is not pregnant because a pregnant woman is at increased risk of complications from many infections.
Try to keep the sick person away from other members of the household. For example, they should stay in their bedroom with the door closed, and they should not share a bedroom. If the sick person needs to share a common area with other people, they should try to stay three feet or more from other people to reduce the spread of illness, and wear a facemask. Arrange for the sick person to have exclusive use of one bathroom (if your house has more than one bathroom). Keep the sick person’s items separate from everyone else’s. For example, don’t share towels or eating utensils, or store toothbrushes in the same holder. Use disinfectant to clean items touched by the sick person, such as bedside tables and bathroom surfaces.
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