Your healthcare provider and public health staff will evaluate whether you can be cared for at home. If it is determined that you do not need to be hospitalized and can be isolated at home, you will be monitored by staff from your local or state health department. Whether or not you are ill, you should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid sharing household items such as dishes, cups, and even towels with other people, and clean all frequently touched counters and tabletops.
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider's office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.