How to Prevent Spreading COVID-19 to Your Household
To prevent spreading the coronavirus to others in your household, "You want to make sure that you have your own room and if you can, you want to have your own bathroom," Dr. Woc-Colburn said. The reason you want to quarantine in your own room is because whenever you cough or sneeze, droplets of saliva exit your mouth and nose and can land and live on various surfaces for an extended period of time.
Dr. Woc-Colburn also advises decontaminating the surfaces of common areas like the kitchen. If you don't have access to disinfecting products, cleaning with soap and water is the next best option, she siad. If you happen to share a bathroom, make sure that you aren't using the bathroom at the same time as someone else, and once you're done in the bathroom, be sure to sanitize it, such as with disinfecting wipes or spray.