Coronavirus and COVID-19: Q2 A1

I have COVID-19 symptoms

Coronavirus symptoms — your guide to quarantine at home

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for possible symptoms, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, eat healthy foods, and continue monitoring your symptoms.

Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and your family and help keep your household safe:

Do’s:

  • Stay home and isolate yourself in a separate room and bathroom, if possible.
  • Wear a mask over your nose, mouth, and chin if you must be around other people.
  • Wash your hands often — especially after touching items that others may touch. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. Throw away tissues immediately and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces after using a shared room — including the door handle, light switch, toilet handle and seat, sink, and faucet handles.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t share personal items like cups, utensils, dishes, towels, or bedding. Wash these things thoroughly with soap and warm water after every use. Also avoid sharing phones and remote controls.
  • Don’t provide direct care for others, if possible — especially anyone at high risk for COVID-19 complications. If you must care for others, always wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and keep your distance as much as possible.

Monitoring your COVID-19 symptoms at home

Use a temperature and symptom log to keep track of your symptoms and note any questions or concerns you want to share with your doctor.

Use a calendar to keep track of how many days you need to stay home.

What to do if your symptoms get worse?

If you are a San Ysidro Health patient with a San Ysidro Health Primary Care Provider, please call 619-662-4100 to make an appointment.

If you are a community member, please refer to your Primary Care Provider for an appointment.  If you need or do not have a Primary Care Provider, please call 619-662-4100 and we will refer you to a Primary Care Provider for an appointment.

If you develop any life-threatening symptoms, such as trouble breathing, consistent pain in the chest, or bluish lips or face, call 911 and tell them that you may have COVID-19. If possible, put on your mask before help arrives.

When is it safe to stop home isolation?

Stay home for 10 days and until your symptoms have improved. When you meet all 3 of the following conditions, it’s possible that you’re no longer at risk for being contagious:

1.No fever of 100 °F (37.7 °C) or higher for at least 24 hours in a row, without taking medication to reduce it. 

2.Your symptoms, such as coughing and shortness of breath, have improved.

3.It’s been at least 10 days since your symptoms first started or since your positive test results, whichever is longer.

English: Home Isolation Instructions for COVID 19* (Next Gen doc)

Resources:

CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html