COVID19 Quarantine Guidelines
If you have been identified as a contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, if you yourself have tested positive for COVID-19, or you have just arrived to Rhode Island, follow these steps:
- AVOID public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares
- DO NOT have any visitors to your house during this time. If you must have visitors, tell them that you are under quarantine
- PRACTICE social distancing, staying 6 feet away from others
How to self-monitor: Daily health checks
- Take your temperature least two times a day, every morning and evening, and anytime you feel feverish. It is important to write down your temperature every time you take it.
- Watch for other symptoms such as: cough, sore throat, runny noses, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell. Mild flu-like illness: fatigue, chills, muscle aches
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you have a fever, or develop respiratory illness; a cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, mild flu-like illness; fatigue, chills, or muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell.
Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.
Stay home until:
At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
At least 72 hours (3 days) have passed since recovery (the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications with improvement of respiratory symptoms).