Sharing a Home During the Coronavirus: Communication is Key!

Talk with your housemates.  Find out what the needs of each person are, in terms of personal space, cleanliness,
risk factors for complications from the virus, and changes in daily routines.  Try to accommodate each others’ needs in healthy ways.

Plan what your cleaning procedures will be and do them!  This is especially important in shared spaces.

Practice everyday hygiene to help prevent the spread of illness.

• Stay home as much as possible!

• Avoid close contact with people who are or could be sick.

• Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects after each use (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs,
and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

• If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection with approved products.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating;
and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.


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