Home Isolation

Home isolation measures for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who do not need to be hospitalized and people who were hospitalized and then determined to be medically stable to go home.
You should follow the prevention steps below until a healthcare provider or local or state health department says you can return to your normal activities.
  • Well ventilated non AC room
  • Windows kept open during day time
  • Room should have attached bathroom or separate bathroom for the suspected patient.
  • Do not share utensils, linen or other items.
  • Practice frequent handwashing with soap and water especially after toilet or
    contact with body fluids.
  • Follow personal hygiene
  • Follow respiratory hygiene
    • Cover mouth and nose with mask or tissue while coughing or sneezing
    • If mask or tissue is not available cough or sneeze to your flexed elbow followed by
      hand hygiene
  • Three buckets for waste collection
    1. 1.
      soiled linen, clothes, towel – disinfect with bleach, wash and sun dry before next use
    2. 2.
      soiled mask, tissues, pad – for incineration
    3. 3.
      for bio medical waste - for burial
  • Room should be mopped with bleach solution
  • Bleach solution can be used to clean furniture, wash basin, toilet seats etc
  • Alcohol based hand rub at the room entrance to be used by care giver
  • No visitors should be allowed
  • Should not attend meetings, social gatherings, parties etc
  • Avoid public transport