Self-Quarantine Guidelines


Who should self-quarantine?

Self-quarantine for COVID-19 is recommended for individuals who have been directly exposed to the virus or who have traveled to areas where there are large numbers of people infected in order to prevent further transmission.


Self-quarantine steps

-Stay home. Only go out if you need medical care.

-Monitor your symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath

-Get medical attention as soon as possible if you become ill.

-Make sure you know, and follow, the steps to seeking care.

They are

Call your healthcare facility and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19

Put on a facemask before you enter the healthcare facility.

Ask your healthcare professional to inform the NICD.


Self-quarantine practices

  • Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, or taxis.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. If you can, use a separate bathroom.
  • Facemasks should be used to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Cough or sneeze into the fold of your elbow. Alternatively, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean your hands often. With soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean surfaces like counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables every day.