What To Do If Someone Is sick In Your Household?

Life has to continue even when COVID-19 is spreading.

How to prepare in case someone gets sick in your household

1. Get your contacts ready

  1. For health information and care: your doctor, health facilities, health center/hotline, and emergency numbers.

  2. For your support network: family, friends, neighbors, school, or work.

What should be prepared

  1. Stock up on supplies such as regular  medicines, medical masks, and cleaners/disinfectants

  2. Prepare a separate room or isolated space, and keep distance from others

  3. Put in place a support network for groceries, transport, childcare, and other essentials

Here’s how to stay safe:

1. Isolate the sick person

  1. Prepare a separate room or isolated space and keep distance from others

  2. Keep the room well ventilated and open the windows frequently

2. Reduce contact with the virus

  1. Identify one household member to be the contact person who is not at high risk and has the fewest contacts with people outside

  2. Wear a medical mask if in the same room as the sick person

  3. Use separate utensils, dishes, cups, and bedding from the sick person

  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

3. Take care of the sick person

  1. Monitor the sick person’s symptoms regularly

  2. Pay special attention if the person is at high risk for serious illness

  3. Ensure the sick person rests and stays hydrated

Call a doctor if you see any of these danger signs

  1. Difficulty breathing

  2. Confusion

  3. Chest pain

  4. Loss of speech and mobility

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