COVID-19 Preventative Measures: What to Do If You Are Sick1
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If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to others.
SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Call ahead for medical appointments to help the office take steps to keep other people from getting exposed.
STAYING AWAY FROM OTHERS
Restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
Restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19.
Wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets.
AVOID INFECTING OTHERS
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough/sneeze into your elbow.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid sharing dishes, cups, utensils, bedding, etc. with other people or pets in your home.
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