Health Services

Self-Quarantine, Isolate at Home, and Disinfecting

How Do I Self-Quarantine? 

Self-quarantine is recommended for 10 days after last possible exposure to COVID-19.

General Precautions

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school, or public areas (e.g. place of worship, store, family visits, etc.).
  • Do not use public transportation including ride-sharing, taxis, buses, or ride-hailing services (e.g. Uber or Lyft).
  • If you develop symptoms, contact Fort Bragg Department of Public Health (FBDPH) at the number above or number you were provided by the local
    public health department.

Home Precautions

  • Stay in a separate room from others if possible, including a separate bathroom. If not able, disinfect after each use.
  • Monitor your temperature at least twice daily. If temperature is above 100.4° F, or cough or shortness of breath develops, please contact your unit or the  FBDPH number for guidance.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-90% alcohol is an alternative option.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all “high touch” surfaces daily. This includes counters, bathroom fixtures, phones, tablets and bedside tables. Use household cleaning spray or wipes
    according to label instructions.
  • No special precautions are required for laundry or trash disposal.

How Do I Isolate At Home?

Isolating at home is recommended if you show any symptoms of COVID-19. 

General Precautions

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas (e.g. place of worship, store, family visits, etc.).
  • Do not use public transportation including ride-sharing, taxis, buses, or ride-hailing services (e.g. Uber or Lyft).
  • If you need to seek medical care, call ahead to your doctor to notify them that you are on isolation for COVID-19.

Home Precautions

  • Ensure separation at all times from other people and animals in your home. Use a separate bathroom. If not able, disinfect after each use.
  • Monitor your temperature at least twice daily. If current symptoms worsen, contact the number provided by your local health department or contact the  FBDPH phone number. If symptoms severe contact Emergency Medical Services (EMS), but notify them that you may have (or do have) COVID-19.
  • Wear a facemask when around people or animals in the home. Household contacts should wear minimum of mask and gloves if providing food or care to isolated person(s).
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 65-95% alcohol is an alternate option.
  • Avoid sharing personnel household items.
  • Disinfect all “high touch” surfaces daily.
  • Immediately wash all soiled clothes or bedding with hot water and normal detergent. Household members should wear disposable gloves while handling these items.
  • All used gloves, masks, and contaminated items can be disposed of in lined container with other household waste.

                                                                                     

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