2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recommendations:

Homecare for Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Updated 3/23/2020

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These are recommendations for the following:

People with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection (including persons under investigation) who do not need to be hospitalized


People with confirmed COVID-19 infection who were hospitalized and determined to be medically stable to go home

Homecare Guidance for Patients

It is important for you to remain in isolation (stay away from others) until:

Healthcare workers may have to isolate for longer and should follow the guidance of the healthcare facility they work for.

Stay home, except to get medical care.

It is very important to stay home, except to get medical care. If you have a medical appointment, call ahead and let them know you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms, so the healthcare facility can provide further instruction. If advised to go to the facility in person, put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help to protect the healthcare provider’s office and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Monitor your symptoms

People with mild illness should be able to isolate and recover at home without seeing a healthcare provider. If your symptoms worsen or if you are in a higher risk group because you are older than 60 or have an underlying medical condition, call a healthcare provider for further instruction.

If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatcher you are isolating for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

In the home

General considerations

Homecare guidance for caretakers and housemates of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases.

You have a heightened risk of becoming sick since you have shared the same living quarters with someone who may/does have COVID-19.

Obtain Accurate Information

In rapidly changing health events and outbreaks such as COVID-19, there can be large amounts of incorrect or partially correct information that can add to stress and confusion. Providing current, accurate, and frequent updates can help reduce stress and fear.

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Adapted from: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment