Self-quarantine is suggested for individuals for the people who have been exposed in person or face to face to the new Coronavirus or already have a travel history in most populated areas or infected by the red zone areas.
Treatment And prevention Tips For COVID-19
Wash your Hands and face often with soap and water.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your mouth with a tissue when you are about to sneeze or cough then throw away the tissue in the dustbin/trash.
Don’t touch your sense organs like eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are feeling sick or whenever you feel symptoms of Covid-19.
Sanitize and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Self Quarantine Instructions:
When Should Be a Person Has to be Self-Quarantined?
If We have been in close communicating contact with someone like who has COVID-19,Then you should self-quarantine yourself.
Eventually if you are healthy now, it might be possible that you are also infected with virus. It can take upto 2 to 14 days to show the symptoms, so we may not identify up to 14 days if you are infected or not. Self-quarantine is only solution that you wont pass the infection to anyone else.
How Many Days should I need to self-quarantine?
Your last day of of your quarantine will be the day 14 from when you were last in contact with the person with who effected COVID-19.
Restrictions to be followed during self quarantine?
You should control activities and limit all the movements which may put you in contact with others during your quarantine period.
- Stay home until your last day of quarantine.
- Do not allow outers, visitors and limit the number of people in your house.
- Separate yourself from others in your home.
- Stay in a room and away from the other people in your home as much as possible. It is very important to stay away from people who are at higher risk of serious illness. This includes people who are age about 60 years and older.Stay away from pregnant, or people having a health problem such as a chronic disease or having weak immune system, breathing issues and asthma .
- until you are in self quarantine, Use a separate bathroom.
- Stay at least 8 feet away from others.
- Do not play with pets or other animals
- Do not prepare or serve food to others
- Completely Avoid children if possible
Can We use public transport?
If there is any urgency of leaving leaving home, Never use public transport. you should use a private vehicle if possible. If you are unable to drive yourself, make sure to maintain social distance as much as possible between you and the driver and open the car windows down.
Why Should I wear a mask constantly?
Covering your mouth and nose with a mask or cloth cover when around others can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others including you. if you have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store.
- Stay at least 8 feet between yourself and others, even when you wear a face mask.
Always monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
- Loss of smell Loss of taste
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
What if We develop symptoms?
If you develop fluctuations in fever, cold, regular headache or flu-like symptoms, you may have COVID-19. You should immediately seek medical advice by contacting your health care provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
What you should do before visiting your doctor?
If you have a medical appointment, call the health care department prior to your appointment and tell them that you have COVID-19 symptoms. This will help the others to take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
If you have a medical emergency call 911 immediately, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, always put on a face mask before emergency services arrive.
Your mental health is always important.
You might be feeling afraid,anxious, lonely or uncertain, but there is no need to worry about. don’t panic.as it is same as flu. if you follow a few tips for taking care of your emotional health will be fine while you’re self-quarantined.
What you should do if you have additional questions?
- See if your question is answered in our COVID-19 Community Hub
- Send your provider a non-urgent medical question through the Nebraska Medicine app or the One Chart | Patient portal
- Or call the Nebraska Medicine COVID hotline at 402.559.0041