Does Someone in Your Home Have COVID-19? Here’s What to Do
Does Someone in Your Home Have COVID-19? Here’s What to Do

How to care for them while protecting yourself and others

Your spouse develops a dry cough and says they feel feverish. Or your roommate starts feeling achy, exhausted and short of breath after finding out a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. As cases continue surging across the country and new variants emerge, more people are finding themselves in these situations.

So, what should you do if someone in your household starts showing COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for the virus? Here’s some guidance on how to care for someone who has COVID-19 while limiting the chances that the virus will spread easily in your household.

“Right now, we’re seeing a lot of infectivity in homes, where someone who’s sick infects others they live with,” says James Merlino, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

What to do if someone in your house has COVID-19

“COVID-19 often gets in through the back door — it spreads when someone loosens up on precautions or when a family member isn’t careful,” Dr. Merlino says. “So, we have to be very vigilant with these precautions.” For more information please refer to the full article on the Cleveland Clinic website.

Article and Image are Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

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