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In most cases, you can care for someone with COVID-19 at home. It’s important to:
Talk to your doctor about any symptoms that worry you. This list includes some of the more common warning signs. There may be others.
In a medical emergency, call 911. Be sure to let the dispatch personnel and responders know that the patient has COVID-19.
Keep the patient away from other people to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.
Clean household items and surfaces, especially those used by the patient.
Make sure that all family members take steps to prevent infection inside and outside the home.
Contact your primary care provider or pediatrician to let them know someone in the house has COVID-19. Ask about testing for other family members, too.
You can find the most up-to-date guidance about quarantine and isolation on the CDC’s website.
Reviewed: January 2022