Westchester health commissioner offers helpful tips for those in self-quarantine
Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler made an appeal to residents who encountered those infected by the coronavirus: Go home and stay there.
“By doing this, they are protecting everyone they know,” she said. “Their neighbors, friends, their family, everyone they care about.”
Dr. Amler believes about 1,000 people have been asked to self-quarantine. That figure is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks. She says it may be frustrating, but entirely necessary.
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Here are some tips for self-quarantining from health experts:
- Stay in the house
- Under no circumstance should there be visitors or anyone answering the door.
- If you're self-quarantining with others, stay 6 feet away from them.
- Consistently wash your hands and wash surfaces.
- If you are the only one self-quarantining in your house, avoid direct contact with your family for 14 days.
Those who suspect they may have the coronavirus shouldn’t go to a hospital or emergency room. Health officials say they should call a physician and let them arrange for your care.