What to do if you are exposed to a positively confirmed person infected with Covid-19

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Prevention Steps for People Home Quarantined Due to Potential Exposure to COVID-19

If it is determined that you need to be quarantined at home, you will be monitored by staff from Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD). You should follow the prevention steps below until LCDHD says you can return to your normal activities.

Stay home except to get medical care. You should restrict activities outside your home except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas and do not use public transportation or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home. As much as possible, you should stay in a different room from other people in your home. You should use a separate bathroom, if available.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor. Before your medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you are being monitored for COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from potentially being exposed.

Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in a lined trashcan and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Wash your hands. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sharing household items. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

Monitor your symptoms. Notify your healthcare provider and your local health department if you develop symptoms (e.g., fever, respiratory symptoms, difficulty breathing).