To prevent the spread of coronavirus, you may need to stay at home and not receive visitors. This is called self-quarantining. You need to stay at home or in your accommodation if you have COVID symptoms, such as a runny nose or fever. How long you need to self-quarantine, and what the rules are, depends on the situation. After someone is infected with coronavirus it can take between 2 and 10 days for symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, to appear.
1. Stay Home and Call a Health Care Provider
Progress indicators to inform COVID-19 strategy
Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. This video list the common signs and symptoms of flu and reminds employees to stay home from work when they are sick. Temperature should be measured without the use of fever-reducing medicines medicines that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Note: Not everyone with flu will have a fever. Individuals with suspected or confirmed flu, who do not have a fever, should stay home from work at least days after the onset of symptoms. Persons with the flu are most contagious during the first 3 days of their illness. An important way to reduce the spread of flu is to keep sick people away from those who are not sick.
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On November 3, , the Department of Public Health updated a health order to allow more services to open indoors and outdoors. See all the coronavirus public health orders, in various languages. Download PDFs of frequently asked questions, in various languages. Even as we reopen San Francisco, the safest choice is to stay home. If you do meet with others for your mental health, you can reduce your risk for getting or spreading COVID Meet outdoors and keep your group small. See guidance about safer social interactions during the pandemic. To stay safe, limit the amount of time you are out of the house. Only have 1 person go out to shop.