How to stay home safely away from others

When you are isolating because of COVID-19, follow these steps so the virus won’t spread where you live.

Stay away from others

Stay in a room by yourself and use a bathroom no one else uses, if you can. Don't have visitors. Don't leave your house unless you need to get medical care.

Wear a mask and keep distance

When you have to be around others, or if you don’t have your own room, wear a mask and have others wear a mask around you. Stay 6 feet away as much as possible.

Keep the air moving

Open windows and doors if it's safe to do so. The virus builds up indoors, so you’ll want to bring in as much fresh air as possible.

If you share a bathroom

  • Turn on fans that pull air out of the bathroom
  • Open windows
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wipe down anything you touched with a disinfectant

Follow good hygiene

Follow personal hygiene and cleaning tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Do not share utensils, plates, bedding, or other household items, if possible.

If you’re a caregiver

If you cannot stay away from others because you are their caregiver, for example you care for children or the elderly at home, you should wear a well-fitting mask whenever you're around them.

Last updated February 23, 2023