How do you care for a family member that gets sick with COVID-19 and is in your house full of other family members?




Answered by Dr. Susy Hota, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, UHN.
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Question:
How do you care for a family member that gets sick with COVID-19 and is in your house full of other family members?

Answer:
The public health agency Canada actually has a great document that is the resource that I've been sharing with people when I get this question, it is a little bit buried but it is there and it really kind of outlines how you can try to physically separate yourself a little bit from that family member who...

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Original air date: April 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Susy Hota:
The public health agency Canada actually has a great document that is the resource that I've been sharing with people when I get this question, it is a little bit buried but it is there and it really kind of outlines how you can try to physically separate yourself a little bit from that family member who might be infectious to others you know the importance of separating out items that they use and not sharing dishes and things like that, the importance of hand-washing and other infection control measures within the home trying to keep the room that this person is staying in for most of the time while self-isolating well ventilated things like that. So there are some resources out there and Toronto Public Health also has a how does self-isolate tip sheet that's available if you just google their webpage. So a few things out there to help guide people and it's not a perfect science you really have to do your best and again rely on these very basic measures like trying to have physical separation and washing the hands.

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[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: April 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Susy Hota, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, UHN.
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