Protection measures for those who have recently visited, past 14 days, areas where COVID-19 is confirmed and spreading

  • Self-quarantine at home if you are not feeling well. Even if experiencing mild symptoms such as low grade fever (37.3 C or higher), slight runny nose, or headache it is best to stay home until you recover
  • If you develop more severe symptoms including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medication attention immediately. It is important to disclose any recent travel or contact with travelers

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the steps below to prevent the spread in your home and community.

  • If you are experiencing symptoms, immediately seek medical attention and notify a healthcare professional about your recent travel
  • Do not go out in public, i.e. work, school, public markets, church and avoid all public transportation
  • Do not travel if you are experiencing symptoms. Stay home except to seek medical attention
  • If you are experiencing symptoms and live with others in your home, separate yourself to another room and if possible, utilize a separate bathroom
  • Avoid sharing household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and water
  • If you have a facemask available, wear it while in the same room with other people and when you visit a healthcare provider
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, sleeve, or flexed elbow. Immediately throw away used tissues and wash your hands with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid contact with pets or other animals while sick
  • Immediately seek medical attention if your symptoms are getting worse, i.e. if you are having trouble breathing. Call our toll-free number 114 or inform your community health worker or nearest health facility ahead of time
Prevention steps for close contacts with an infected person

If you believe you have had close contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19 or someone who is being evaluated for COVID-19, the following precautions should be taken:

  • It is important that you closely monitor your health status beginning from day one that you had contact with an infected person, up to 14 days of last contact with the person
  • Closely monitor for signs and symptoms including:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Associated symptoms may include sore throat, runny nose, body aches, or chills
  • If you develop any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately
    • Call our toll free number 114 or inform your community health worker or nearest the health facility and notify them that you have had close contact with someone who is confirmed to have, or currently being evaluated for COVID-19