When leaving the hospital:

  • Wear a mask and keep it on until you get home.  

  • Do not use public transportation.  

  • If you have to take a car, wear a mask and leave the window open

After Hospital Discharge

  • Stay home from work and school. And stay away from other public places. 
  • Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. If you need to be around other people wear a cloth face covering and follow cough etiquettes.
  • Monitor your symptoms carefully.  Cover your cough and sneezes. Wash hands often.
  • Get rest, stay hydrated, and eat healthy food. Click here to watch a video on "Diet tips during recovery" 
  • Continue taking your prescription medication if you have diabetes, heart or lung or kidney disease. Click here to learn more.
  • If you are on blood thinner medication take them regularly as prescribed. You may be at high risk of developing DVT or clots if you lie down in the bed for longer periods. Click here to watch a video on "Learn the 5 steps to be safe while taking blood thinners".
  • Maintain a good mental well being, you may practice mindfulness, limit the use of social media, and stay virtually connected with others. Click here to learn more.
  • It may take 12- 32 days to recover after the onset of the first symptom. Talk with your healthcare provider as well as your employer regarding when you can return to work. 
  • Keep yourself active and calm by doing simple physical activities like walking around, standing up whenever possible, engaging yourself in household chores, or aerobic exercises. 
  • If you are experiencing new or worsening of symptoms contact the emergency number immediately at 108.

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html