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Someone in my home has COVID. How do we isolate safely?

When someone in your household needs to quarantine at home, you want them to be isolated from others as much as possible. Remember that the virus transmits predominantly through the air, so sanitizing surfaces is not enough.

See the PDF below for tips on how to reduce the risk of transmission from one household member to another.

How to set up an emergency isolation room inside a home or apartment for a suspected infected occupant. (archived PDF with permission from as the site is down)

And here is another variation written for readers in India

How to isolate at home if you have COVID-19 while keeping other members safe

See also how to build a high efficiency, low cost DIY air filter, the Corsi-Rosenthal Box.

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NBC News: What to do if a family member tests positive? How to ‘Covid-proof’ your home. The best strategy for avoiding the Covid virus is to make indoor air as much like the outdoors as possible, experts say.