Recommended precautions for Home Quarantine

Quarantines are meant to restrict the movement of people who may have been exposed to the contagious disease but have not tested positive. The recommendation is 14 days to see whether flu-like symptoms develop.

Why do we need to Quarantine?

Quarantine ensures that people do not infect others before they develop symptoms themselves.

During this time:

  1. Stay at home away from work or school and other public places. Do not go beyond your house
  2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call the healthcare helpline
  3. Get rest and drink lots of
  4. Make sure that the house has good Keep the windows and doors open if the weather permits.
  5. Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed
  7. When you are around other people, you should wear a facemask. If you are not able to wear a facemask (e.g. because it causes trouble breathing), the family members should wear a mask when they are in the same room with
  8. Maintain a distance of one meter or more from the other family member

For caregiver:

  1. Family members should stay in another room or be separated from the patient as much as possible. If available, they should use a separate bedroom and
  2. Restrict visitors who do not have an essential need to visit your
  3. Family members should not allow the patient to handle pets or other animals while sick.
  4. Wear a disposable facemask and gloves when you touch or have contact with the patient’s blood, stool, or body fluids, such as saliva, sputum, nasal mucus, vomit,
    • Throw disposable facemasks and gloves after using them. Do not reuse
    • First, remove and dispose of gloves. Then, immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Next, remove and dispose of facemask, and immediately clean your hands again with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  5. Avoid sharing household items with the You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items. After the patient uses these items, you should wash them thoroughly
  6. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones and bedside tables, every day using any household cleaning solution. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on
  7. Wash cloths thoroughly.
    • Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have blood, stool, or body fluids on
    • Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items and keep soiled items away from your body. Clean your hands immediately after removing your
    • In general, use normal
  1. Place all used disposable gloves, facemasks, and other contaminated items in a sealed container before disposing of them with other household waste. Clean your hands immediately after handling these Soap and  water should be  used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
  1. Discuss any additional questions with your state or local health department or healthcare provider. Check available hours when contacting your local health department.



Only wear a face mask if:

  1. You have symptoms (Cough, fever or difficulty breathing) to prevent infecting others
  2. You are caring for a COVID 19 suspect or confirmed

     Stay safe, stay at home

Dimapur District Helpline Numbers:

  • Control room: +91 7630877991/ 7630877983
  • Dr.Imtiwapang Aier, DSO: +91 9612288073
  • Dr.Kainyu, Epidemiologist: +91 9612484361

Prepared by: 

Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research

4th Mile, Dimapur Nagaland