Asymptomatic cases, mild cases of COVID-19:Isolate yourself in a well ventilated room.Use a triple layer medical mask, discard mask after 8 hours of use or earlier if they become wet or visibly soiled. In the event of a caregiver entering the room, both caregiver and patient may consider using N 95 mask.Mask should be discarded only after disinfecting it with 1% Sodium Hypochlorite.Take rest and drink a lot of fluids to maintain adequate hydration.Follow respiratory etiquettes at all times.Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 40 seconds or clean with alcohol-based sanitizer.Don’t share personal items with other people in the household.Ensure cleaning of surfaces in the room that are touched often (tabletops, doorknobs, handles, etc.) with 1% hypochlorite solution.Monitor temperature daily.Monitor oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter daily.Connect with the treating physician promptly if any deterioration of symptoms is noticed.
Instructions for caregivers:
Mask: The caregiver should wear a triple layer medical mask. N95 mask may be considered when in the same room with the ill person.
Hand hygiene: Hand hygiene must be ensured following contact with ill person or patient’s immediate environment.
Exposure to patient/patient’s environment: Avoid direct contact with body fluids of the patient, particularly oral or respiratory secretions. Use disposable gloves while handling the patient. Perform hand hygiene before and after removing gloves.