HOW TO PREPARE FOR MANDATORY ISOLATION DURING THIS PANDEMIC

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR MANDATORY ISOLATION DURING THIS PANDEMIC

Create a household action plan

Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan.

Discuss with household members, other relatives, and friends what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.

Plan ways to care for those at greater risk of serious complications, such as ensuring you have sufficient medication, and determining what supplies are needed and if they can be delivered.

Talk with your neighbours about emergency planning.

Create a list of local organizations you can contact if you need access to information, health-care services, support or resources.

Create an emergency contact list.

Choose a separate bathroom for sick individuals to use, if possible.

Plan to clean these rooms as needed when someone is sick.

Have 72 hours’ worth of food and supplies at home. We do not recommend stockpiling goods.

WHY ISOLATION IS NECESSARY

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. It is a good way to help prevent the spread of infections like COVID-19.

When you are exposed to an illness, there is a time between the exposure and when you start to feel sick. This incubation period is usually 2 to 10 days for COVID-19, but can be up to 14 days. Not everyone who is exposed will get sick, but it is necessary to wait the full 2 weeks to be sure you are not infected. There is a very small chance you can spread the germs before you feel sick, as many people have very mild symptoms at the start of their sickness. Staying home means that if you do start to feel sick, it won’t happen while you are in a public place, which lowers the chance the virus could spread to others.

AS DASF WE SAY STAY HOME… STAY SAFE…. TOGETHER WE SHALL WIN COVID-19