Monitor the patient for worsening symptoms. Monitor body temperature using a thermometer twice a day. Remain in contact with and provide updates to their healthcare provider and in case of an emergency call the Lebanese Red Cross (140.) Emergency warning signs include:
Make sure the sick person drinks a lot of fluids to stay hydrated and rests at home.
Have them remain in a separate isolated well ventilated room, away from others.
Have them use a separate bathroom. If using a separate bathroom is not possible, the bathroom should be cleaned thoroughly and disinfected before others can use it.
Avoid having any unnecessary visitors.
Do not share any personal household items with them. Used utensils, bed linen and clothes should be washed with soap and water.
Make sure they wear a cloth face covering or a facemask and always remain at least 2 meters away from them. If they are unable to wear a covering, wear it yourself. After use, disposable facemasks and gloves should be properly discarded without reuse, preferably in a closed container.
Make sure you wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time especially after interacting with the sick person. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Every day, clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs using household cleaning sprays or wipes.
Wash laundry thoroughly. Wear disposable gloves when handling and keep the soiled items away from your body while laundering. Wash your hands immediately after removing gloves.