Updated on January 26, 2021
Stop the COVID Spread at Home
The world is facing a new wave of COVID infection with the number of people infected still increasing. We all need to play our part and help our brave Frontline Health Workers to stop the COVID virus from spreading.
If you have been tested COVID POSITIVE with Category 1 (no symptoms) or 2 (symptoms but no shortness of breath) OR had contact with a COVID positive person and waiting for your RT-PCR results you may be asked to home quarantine for between 10-14 days.
Click to view CDC video on How to Disinfect your Home if someone has COVID-19
Here are some actions you can take to reduce the risk of infection spread if you are looking after a COVID POSITIVE family member or at risk person waiting for COVID results during home quarantine
- Keep the infected person’s bathroom clean and disinfected everyday
- If the bathroom is a shared bathroom, disinfect all frequently touched areas such as the door handle, toilet flush lever and taps after every use. Do NOT share towels, toothpaste or soaps
- The carer should wear a mask, face shield, gloves and plastic apron (PPE) before doing the cleaning
- Clean the common areas using normal cleaning solution first, rinse and then disinfect using disinfectant solutions containing 0.1% sodium hypochlorite
- Wash your hands before and after the cleaning process
- The person should self monitor his/her temperature twice daily and watch out for any worsening symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness or weakness. Ensure this person is able to communicate with you using a mobile phone
- If you need to check on the quarantined person, do so wearing PPE from a distance of at least 2m when in the room to see if the patient is breathing fast or experiencing discomfort. Proceed to the nearest hospital for medical help (or call for an ambulance) if necessary
Together we can fight COVID but we have to do our part to stop the spread
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