Prevention and Control for People Under Home Quarantine

(The Fight Against COVID-19)

Updated:2020-04-26 |

Prevention and Control for People Under Home Quarantine

Home quarantine is a scientific way and an important means to contain the virus from spreading. The Guidelines on Medical Observation at Home for COVID-19 Prevention and Control (Trial), released by the NHC on February 5, detailed the measures for people under home quarantine and their family members/roommates, and staff conducting follow-up visits to them.

According to its suggestions, people under home quarantine and medical observation should do the following:

* Stay in a well-ventilated room, and keep windows open for ventilation but door closed; 

* Open the window of their room for ventilation before opening the door that connects to where family members or roommates live;

* Avoid leaving the room, and wear a surgical mask, wash or sanitize hands before going out, if they must; 

* Minimize contacts with family members or roommates, keep a distance of at least one meter from them, and try to be in the downwind direction; 

* Not use the central air-conditioning; 

* Get adequate rest and nutrition, and eat and drink in their own room; 

* Timeshare bathrooms, and after usage, keep the bathroom ventilated, and use alcohol and other disinfectants to sterilize all the surfaces of objects that are subject to physical contacts; 

* Practice the Cough Etiquette: covering mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing; no spitting; and putting the used tissues and masks into special waste receptacles with covers;

* Clean and disinfect immediately all objects they have used; 

* Follow the notice for medical observation at home to measure body temperature every morning and afternoon or anytime when they have a fever; 

* Contact staff at the quarantine center if they develop acute respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and panting.

If family members, roommates, staff of property management, cleaning and security, and other people need to come into contact with the people under medical observation at home, they are recommended to correctly wear and remove protective suits.