SELF-ISOLATION AND LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTION

 In COVID-19

Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) wants to keep our members as informed as possible. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on the advice of state health officials has made the decision to ask all Oregon residents to practice self-isolation or limited social interaction to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

People who are experiencing symptoms including a fever of 100.4 degrees or persistent cough are asked to self-isolate, as are people who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people. This is to stop other people from getting COVID-19.

All residents are asked to limit social interaction by avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

If you are in close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus or have symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19), contact your health care provider. It is important to follow this advice for the full time you have symptoms.

Helpful tips on how to self-isolate:

Do:

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
Stay at home, in a room with the window open
Check your symptoms – call a doctor if they get worse
Call your doctor if you need to – do not visit them
Use a tissue to cover your coughs and sneezes
Wash your hands properly and often
Clean your room every day with a household cleaner or disinfectant
Wear a face mask if you are in a room with another person

Don’t:
Do not share your things (dishes, bedding, towel etc.)
Do not invite visitors to your home
Do not use public transport or taxis
Do not go to work, school, religious services or public areas

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