Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 in Shared Housing

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Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 in Shared Housing

You can take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when sharing living quarters with relatives or others.

  • Maintain proper ventilation by opening windows and doors.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and shared areas, such as kitchens and restrooms.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Consider canceling all public or nonessential group activities and events.
  • If you’re sharing your room with others, consider rearranging the beds so that you’re sleeping head to toe (in the opposite direction of the person next to you) and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
  • It‘s important to isolate a sick person. If that isn’t possible, keep that person at least 6 feet away from everyone else.
  • If someone is sick where you live, EVERYONE should wear a mask, including inside the residence.