What to do if you or your child gets sick with COVID-19 at home

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Tips on how to care for a sick person and protect others from being infected.

Many people who get sick with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. For a lot of families living together though, it’s often difficult to avoid spreading the virus to others. Here are some tips on what to do if you or a family member gets sick.   People who test positive for COVID-19 and have mild or no symptoms can usually be cared for safely at home, provided they are not at risk of severe disease. People at risk of severe disease – including people who are older, pregnant or have a chronic medical condition or immunosuppressive condition – should contact their healthcare provider for guidance.    Seek medical attention immediately if the sick person’s condition worsens. 

Are you or your child sick with COVID-19?

Here are some tips on how to care for your loved ones and prevent further infections.


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