Keeping the People You Live With Safe from COVID-19
Steps you and others in your home must take to stay safe.
Whether you are caring for a COVID-19 patient at home, or simply live with a person who has been diagnosed with the virus, you need to be sure to protect yourself and others in your household.
You can start here and watch the video that provides guidance about your next steps.
Everyone who has had close contact with the person diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine at home for 10 days, or seven days if they’ve tested negative for the virus. They should check with their schools or workplaces for specific guidelines for their returning.
Quarantine: separates and restricts the movements of those who were exposed to COVID-19 to see if they become sick. Example: staying home and out of the public.
Isolation: separates those who are sick with COVID-19 from those who do not have it to prevent the spread of the virus. Example: restricting and isolating to a room separated from others in the household.
Not necessarily. But even if you don’t get sick, you could be a carrier of the virus and transmit it to someone else, which is why it’s so important to quarantine.
You can help by:
If you have any additional questions, call 888-402-LVHN or visit LVHN.org/virtualcare to learn about speaking to a provider virtually.