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WHEN TO STAY AT HOME

 

  • Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES. 
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider. 
  • IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED FROM OUTSIDE OF THE US, you must work from home for 14 days.
  • IF YOU ARE RETURNING FROM A CRUISE, you must work from home for 14 days.
  • IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED WITHIN THE US, and outside of your normal area, you must work from home for 14 days.  Monitor your health very carefully, and if you feel any symptoms, contact your medical provider.
  • IF YOU HAVE VISITORS COMING TO STAY WITH YOU FROM OUT OF STATE, you will need to work from home for 14 days. 
  • IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider. 
  • IF YOU ARE ABOVE THE AGE OF 65, you will need to work from home until the substantial spread of COVID-19 has stopped. 
  • IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), you will need to work from home until the substantial spread of COVID-19 has stopped. 


According to the CDC, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more severe complications from COVID-19. Based on available information to date, those most at risk include:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People of any age with the following underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well controlled
    • Chronic lung disease or asthma
    • Congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease
    • Diabetes
    • Neurologic conditions that weaken the ability to cough
    • Weakened immune system
    • Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer (currently or in recent past)
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
    • Cirrhosis of the liver
    • Lack of spleen or a spleen that doesn’t function correctly
    • Extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40)
  • People who are pregnant