13. Designate a Caregiver
When someone is using the isolation room, whether they tested positive for the virus or if they are showing symptoms, only one person should be allowed to have contact with them. This will lessen the chance of spreading the virus. The caregiver should wear a face mask and gloves. Hands should be washed immediately after caring for the sick, and clothes should be changed. If possible, a hot shower is a good idea after each encounter. Everyone in the household should monitor their symptoms and temperature frequently.
12. Wipe Down All Surfaces Daily
Multiple studies have shown that the virus can live on surfaces from a few hours to days. Disinfecting your home daily is very important; even letting one day pass without cleaning surfaces can cause potential infection.
“Buy Lysol or an aerosol equivalent to spray fabric furniture, bedding, and sheets daily. And replace sheets frequently,” says Kim Langdon, MD, a medical advisor for Parenting Pod.
Non-wood floors, furniture, painted wood, door handles, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves and anything else that is touched should be cleaned with a 25% bleach solution (1 part bleach to 3 parts water). For wood items, wood-safe cleaners should be used.
11. Keep Hand Sanitizer by the Front Door
All the steps you take will not matter if the other people in your household do not take their own measures. A hand sanitizer station by the front door will remind individuals to use the sanitizer before they leave and when they return to the house.