How do I self monitor for symptoms of COVID-19?
Created by: Team Rx.Health
Modified on: Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 at 6:38 PM
You should monitor yourself for 14 days because that's the longest time between exposure and the onset of symptoms.
Do the FIVE- wash your hands often, cough into the elbow, don't touch the face, stay more than 6 feet apart and stay home.
Older adults and people with prior medical conditions such as heart and lung disease, diabetes are at higher risk of developing complications from the disease.
Stay home. Don’t go to school, work, or public areas. And don’t use public transportation. Leave your home only if you need to get medical care. But call the doctor’s office first so they know you’re coming. And wear a cloth face cover.
Talk with your doctor or other health professional about when it will be safe for you to leave isolation.
Wear a cloth face cover when you are around other people. It can help stop the spread of the virus when you cough or sneeze.
Limit contact with people in your home. If possible, stay in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom.
Avoid contact with pets and other animals.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then throw the tissue in the trash right away.
Wash your hands often, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Don’t share personal household items. These include bedding, towels, cups and glasses, and eating utensils.
Clean and disinfect your home every day. Use household cleaners or disinfectant wipes or sprays. Take special care to clean things that you grab with your hands. These include doorknobs, remote controls, phones, and handles on your refrigerator and microwave. And don’t forget countertops, tabletops, bathrooms, and computer keyboards.
Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve fever and body aches. Read and follow all instructions on the label.