How to self-quarantine in Lenawee County
Lenawee County has released this information on a position paper March 19, 2020:
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SELF-QUARANTINE?
Self-quarantine or self-isolation means staying home and not leaving to go anywhere, unless you need medical care.
• Keep a distance of about six feet or two meters of others, even in your own household. If possible, stay in a specific room and use a separate bathroom. If you must care for others in your home, please wash hands regularly and follow proper cough and sneeze etiquette: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw it into the trash. Alternatively, cough or sneeze into your elbow, then wash hands. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
• Avoid sharing personal household items. After using personal items, such as silverware, dishes, towels, sheets and more, wash thoroughly with soap and water. Regularly clean high-touch items such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles,desks, toilets, faucets, sinks.
• Postpone all non-essential appointments until you are out of isolation.
• Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and watch symptoms of illness. Record your temperature each time. Notify your local health department if you have a fever or develop any other symptoms of illness. If you need to seek medical attention, call ahead if possible and inform the healthcare provider, ER or EMS services that you are quarantined and monitoring for symptoms.
• Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
There are currently no known positive cases of COVID-19 in Lenawee County, as of Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020, per the official Lenawee County news release.