While there's still no cure for COVID-19, most people experience mild symptoms and can safely recover at home. The most common way the coronavirus spreads is from person to person, at a close distance. So if someone in your household is experiencing symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, it's important to take extra precautions to avoid spreading it to anyone else.
If you or someone in your household has symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, download Kaiser Permanente's home quarantine guide to learn what you can do to care for yourself and your household and stop the spread of the virus.*
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COVID-19 household prevention basics
Follow these recommendations to help protect your household from COVID-19.
How to wash your hands
Practice these guidelines for proper hand washing to make sure your hands are free of germs.
How to wear your mask
See the right way to wear your mask, and learn how to tell when it's time to get a new one.
How to clean and disinfect surfaces
Learn what household surfaces you need to clean and disinfect — and how.
What to do if you're sick
If you're being evaluated for symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, here's how you can protect yourself, your family, and the community.
Learn how to protect yourself from getting the coronavirus while also helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
* The information provided includes references to supplies and materials that are being sent to Kaiser Permanente members enrolled in Kaiser Permanente's COVID-19 prevention program. You can follow all of the guidance using your own supplies and materials.