LiveSmart: Coronavirus & Self-Quarantine – What You Need to Know
People with upper respiratory symptoms are being asked to self-quarantine at home. In addition, if you have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you may have already been asked to self-quarantine.
If you’ve been asked to self-quarantine, here are recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Stay in your own bedroom
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible
- Don’t share dishes, towels or bedding
- Restrict contact with pets
You can still live with family and roommates, but to prevent the virus from spreading:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Wipe-down “high-touch” surfaces, such as doorknobs, tabletops, toilets and phones on a daily basis
- If you need to share something with others while in quarantine, wash it thoroughly with soap and water
- Avoid visitors
- Practice social distancing
- Don’t leave home except when you need to go to the doctor
The CDC recommends that the quarantine last 14 days to see whether flu-like symptoms develop.
As our community works together to take on the spread of this disease, it is important to understand what you can do to reduce the spread of the virus. The entire team at St. Peter’s Health Partners is here for you.
24/7 Hotline: Call the Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065
St. Peter’s Health Partners Updates: For important updates, visit www.sphp.com
If You Need a Doctor:
St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates: Call Center 518-525-1132
Virtual Visit: Chat with a provider online at www.sphpma.com/access
Find a Provider: Visit www.sphp.com or call 1-877-525-2227
Due to the nature of the outbreak, information is rapidly changing. Please visit the CDC website for updates at www.cdc.gov