Self-isolate after having your COVID-19 screening test until your scheduled surgery or procedure:
- Self-isolation will reduce the likelihood of being exposed to someone who may be COVID-19 positive prior to your surgery or procedure.
- Self-isolation means staying home and not participating in activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
- Do not allow visitors to come into your home during your self-isolation period.
- Avoid sharing personal household items. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
- Do not go to work, school or public areas.
- Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.
Avoid leaving your home unnecessarily:
If you have to leave your home, follow this guidance:
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others while shopping and in lines.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.
- Disposable gloves are not necessary or recommended when in public; there is a high risk of cross-contamination if they are not changed between touching clean and dirty things.
- When you do have to visit a public place in person, go during hours when fewer people will be there (for example, early morning or late night).
- If you are at higher risk for severe illness, find out if the store has special hours for people at higher risk. If they do, try to shop during those hours. People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.
- Disinfect the shopping cart; use disinfecting wipes if available.
- If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.
Continue to practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Always wash immediately after removing gloves and after contact with a person who is sick.
- Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available and hands are not visibly dirty, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
- Additional key times to clean hands include:
- After blowing one’s nose, coughing or sneezing
- After using the restroom
- Before eating or preparing food
- After contact with animals or pets
- Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces daily
- High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.
- Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool or body fluids on them.
- Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions.
- When doing laundry
- Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- Wash your clothes, bedding and towels separately from other members of your home.
- Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces.
Self-Monitor for COVID-19:
- Contact our office at 703-491-0002 if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
Your Naderi Center Care Team
The Naderi Center for Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Follow us on Instagram: @naderi_center
Virginia Office (703) 481-0002
Maryland Office (301) 222-2020
The guidance above was taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites listed below:
https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html – Spanish