COVID-19: To Those Recovering at Home
If Has Been Determined That You Are to Recover at Home
Make sure to answer your phone as you will be contacted by an Otsu City Healthcare Center during your time recovering from the day onwards after you have been told to recover at home.
Note: You will receive a phone call with the last four digits being “5670”.
Health Observation While Recovering at Home
Please note the following questions below while measuring your body temperature twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) and checking your physical condition
Call 119 if your physical condition suddenly changes. (Make sure to tell them that you have tested positive for COVID-19.)
Also, there may be cases where you are to be hospitalized or put in other accommodations by an Otsu City Healthcare Center in the case where can be noticed that your condition has worsening trends.
- What is your body temperature?
- Are you coughing and is phlegm is present?
- Do you have difficulty breathing when resting or moving?
- Does your entire body have a feeling of sluggishness?
- Do you feel nauseous or have vomited?
- Does your stool feel like diarrhea?
- Do you have an appetite?
- Do you have a runny nose, nasal congestion, a sore throat, headache, joint pain, or muscle pain?
Points to Note While Recovering at Home
- Avoid going outside.
- Ask acquaintances, friends, or family to grocery shop for you. Have your items placed before your home’s entrance without directly coming in contact with each other.
- Wash your hands and ventilate your surroundings well.
- Avoid throwing away trash while recovering at home.
- Throw away masks and paper that you have used and which have touched your nose. Throw this trash away as burnable trash in two bags (with one inside the other) which have been tightly fastened close with as little air inside as possible.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
The recovery period is determined by a doctor or healthcare center and is approximately based on the day when the following 2 conditions below are fulfilled.
- 10 days (7 days for asymptomatic cases) have passed from the day after symptoms have started to appear or the day when a positive sample had been collected for those who are asymptomatic or who are unsure of when they might have been infected
- 3 days after symptoms have improved
Anti-Infection Measures at Home (When Living with Cohabitants)
- Prepare a personal room for the infected person’s use.
- Have the infected person spend their time in this personal room except for when going to the bathroom or taking a bath/shower. (Either have them take their meals in this room or in staggered periods with cohabitants.)
- Have the infected person be the last one to take a bath/shower. Sterilize the bathing room with laundry detergent or hot water, open the windows, and turn on the ventilation fan after they have finished bathing.
- In the case where a toilet cannot be prepared for the infected person’s use, have the ventilation fan on after the infected person has used it. Also have the infected person disinfect the door knob, the toilet flush handle, and etc. with alcohol.
- Clothes may be washed as they normally would. However, make sure to wash hands that have touched the infected person’s clothes as there is a possibility that they are contaminated.