Story by: Norton Healthcare on March 31, 2020
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Follow these steps if you have been diagnosed or are awaiting test results.
If you have tested positive or are being monitored for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, follow the self-quarantine steps below until a health care provider or health department (local or state) says you can return to your normal activities.
Do not take part in activities outside of your home except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis.
As much as possible, stay in a different room from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
Before any medical appointment, call your health care provider and tell them you have or are being monitored for COVID-19. This will help the provider’s office staff take steps to keep other people from potentially being exposed.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
Notify your health care provider and local health department if you develop symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
If you live with or provide care at home for a person who has or is being monitored for COVID-19, follow these steps:
Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.