- Home entry doors should have hand sanitizer available for everyone who enters the home
- If you have older family members living at your home – discuss having them use a separate entry if possible and isolate if needed from high volume areas
- If family members were with larger groups – change clothes near the entryway and clean area
- Discuss the CDC home base actions recommendations
Visiting a home:
- Call ahead to make sure they are expecting visitors
- Let them know if you are not ill
- Make sure they are not ill or been around someone possibly ill
- Ask about having hand sanitizer or any other precautions at their home’s entry
- Ask if it would be better to delay your visit
From the CDC:
Practice good personal health habits and plan for home-based actions
Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.