Once again, as happened at the end of 2020, we know or have someone at home infected with Covid due to the Omicron variant, which has been proven to be much more transmissible than its predecessors.
Given the situation, the health authorities suggest that at the first suspicion or presentation of symptoms related to Covid, it is best to isolate yourself and stay at home. This means that families must take some measures and precautions to avoid a large number of infections within their home.
Although the coronavirus is transmitted by proximity to an already infected person both in a closed environment and outdoors, it is also transmitted from infected people and can be suspended in the air, especially in places with poor ventilation, which would practically sentence that the rest of the members of the family of someone infected with the virus are; However it is not always so.
We’ll tell you right away Some things you can do if someone in your family has Covid right now and you want to protect others who live in the same house.
What to do if you have someone with Covid at home to prevent other family members from getting infected
Whoever has been diagnosed with coronavirus must remain inside their home and without contact with the rest of the family, in case these have not been infected.
The others will have to be observed in the following days, since it is likely that they will also be infected and it is difficult for all members of a family to test positive at the same time due to the virus’s own incubation periods.
In the event that a whole family has coronavirus, it will not be necessary for them to isolate themselves from each other but from other people.
In case it is a minor who has Covid-19 and the parents do not, It is recommended that they evaluate the situation of those who are at lower risk of contagion in order to be able to care for the child, who will need a lot of care and attention during the illness. If parents or primary caregivers are vaccinated, including booster doses, and generally healthy, the risk of infection and serious illness is lower. On the other hand, if there is another child in the same household who is not vaccinated, they will have a higher risk of serious illness compared to another who is immunized.
In case there are 2 or more minors in the house and only one is positive for Covid and there are risks that someone in the family becomes seriously ill, it is recommended to form a bubble inside the house and the infected child must be in it with an adult, and the others outside it. Both groups should not interact with each other during the isolation period.
If there is someone with coronavirus at home, everyone must wear masks; also try to keep the windows open for air circulation. You should not sleep in the same room as the patient, or share the same bathroom, or eat together.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.