Self-isolation means staying home. DO NOT:

  • Go to work, school or other public places.
  • Use public transportation, taxis or ride shares.
  • Have visitors, unless essential, like healthcare providers.

Tell essential visitors that you are self-isolating ahead of time. Caregivers in the home should continue providing care and support to the people they live with, even if they are self-isolating.

Leaving Home for Emergency Reasons

If you need to leave home (e.g., for emergency medical care) consider travelling by private vehicle, if you have this option. Wear a high quality well-fitted mask in all indoor spaces and outdoors if you cannot keep a good physical distance from others.

If travelling by public transit or a private hired vehicle (e.g., taxi) wear a high quality well-fitted mask for the duration of the trip, keep the passenger window down (if weather permits) and perform hand hygiene before and after your travel.

Tips to Prevent the Spread

Anyone who is required to self-isolate should as much as possible:

  • Stay home in a separate room and away from others.
  • Stay away from people with chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, lung problems) and weakened immune systems, wherever possible.
  • Avoid eating meals or sharing a bed with others.
  • Use a separate bathroom. For shared bathrooms, use different towels and clean and disinfect surfaces after each use.
  • Improve fresh air supply and indoor air quality in the home.
  • Wear a high quality well-fitted mask, and keep a physical distance when leaving their room.
  • Wash or sanitize their hands often.
  • Cover their cough or sneeze with their elbow or a tissue.