Preventive measures for suspected cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or for confirmed cases but do not require hospitalization
- The specialists will assess the state of health of suspected or confirmed cases and determine the possibility of staying home.
- If the decision is made to stay home, the suspected/confirmed cases must adhere to the following until the healthcare team has confirmed that they can return to normal activities:
Staying home except for access to health care, this includes not going to work, public places or school.
- Isolation by not having direct or close contact with other people living in the same house.
- Reducing direct or close contact with others as much as possible and wearing the recommended personal protective equipment (facemask and gloves) in the event of close interaction with other people.
- Wearing the proper facemask when traveling to and from the hospital. Cover the nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw it in a trash.
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using bathroom; before eating; and after coughing or sneezing, if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol.
- Avoid sharing household personal items.
- Ensure routine cleaning of high touch surfaces and tools with household cleaning products.
- Monitor symptoms constantly and communicate with health authorities.
Preventive measures for family members in the event of a suspected case of coronavirus (COVID-19) or for a confirmed case but not needing to stay in hospital
- Help the patient follow health instructions and take prescribed medications.
- Monitor the situation and contact the health authorities to provide assistance.
- Avoid direct or close contact with the patient as much as possible.
- Stay in another room and prevent unnecessary visits.
- Ensure that the place is properly ventilated with good air flow inside the house.
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth before washing hands.
- Wear a facemask if in direct or close contact with the patient
- Avoid sharing household items with the patient.