Coronavirus and COVID-19: Q2 A2

I’m caring for someone with COVID-19 symptoms

What to do if you or your family need to quarantine at home

If you or someone in your household has symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, download San Ysidro Health’s home quarantine guide to learn what you can do to care for yourself and your household and stop the spread of the virus.

English: COVID-19 Home Quarantine Guidance* (Next Gen doc)

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


  • 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’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.