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Do's and Don'ts




I've been told to isolate or quarantine. How do I protect myself and those around me while at home?




Limit interaction with those around you. Stay in a separate room, like a bedroom, away from others in your home. Use a different bathroom if you can.

Wear a mask or cloth face covering. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth. Remember to stay 6 feet away from people and pets. People who are near you should also wear a mask or cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth.

Use meal or grocery delivery services when possible or ask family and friends for help.

Clean and disinfect things you touch, like light switches, doorknobs, tables and remotes.

Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover cough and sneezes. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then wash your hands.

Consider people living with you. If you live with someone with health conditions, think about whether there are other places you can stay while you get well. 




Don’t leave home, unless you need medical care.

Don’t share personal items. Things like dishes, towels, and bedding should not be shared, even with family.

Don’t use public transportation, if you have another choice.