It’s important to avoid spreading the virus. Stay home except for medical visits, and self-isolate in one room as much as possible, including eating in your room. Use a separate bathroom, if available. Avoid older or frail relatives with medical conditions. Wear a mask if you are around others, and stay 6 feet apart.
If you have to share a room, your household member should try to sleep 6 feet away from you and head to foot. Open the windows of shared spaces and use a fan for good air flow. If sharing a bathroom, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces after you use them; if you are too weak or unable to clean, your caregiver should wear a mask and wait as long as possible after you have used the bathroom before coming in to clean and use the bathroom, according to the CDC. Follow the CDC’s recommendations for how to safely do dishes and laundry, and care for someone with COVID-19.
Do not share cups, plates, utensils, towels, or bedding, and clean often-touched surfaces, such as telephones, doorknobs, and handles daily. Everyone should wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.