Prevent Household Transmission of COVID-19
One of the most important ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to protect others in the same household from contracting the virus
Have you had:
- Symptoms of COVID-19?
- Close contact (been within 6 feet) of an infected person for 15 minutes?
- A COVID-19 test (but are still waiting for results), or
- A diagnosis of COVID-19?
If yes to any of these, then IMMEDIATELY:
1. Call your medical provider
2. Visit this CDC website
- Most (70%) transmissions of COVID-19 are from people without symptoms.
- Incubation Period: After exposure, symptoms develop in 2-7 days generally (up to 10-14 days).
- People with COVID-19 are most infectious 2 days before and 5 days after symptoms first appear.
Additional Instructions for Isolation or Quarantine:
- Wash your hands well and often.
- Open windows to increase ventilation
- Stay home. Do not go to work, school, public areas.
- Do not allow visitors into your home.
- If your symptoms are severe or concerning, call your medical provider or 911.
CDC’s Information for “Living In Close Quarters” for people who share a small apartment, or for people who live in the same household with large or extended families
CDC’s Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
This document explains how to:
• Protect the household when you leave for errands
• Protect household members at high risk for severe illness
• Protect children and others from getting sick
• Care for a household member who is sick
• Isolate a household member who is sick
• Eat meals together and feed a sick household member