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Housemate has covid. Any tips on dealing with this? Haven’t experienced symptoms myself and don’t directly interact with them.

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I’d closely monitor for symptoms (check temperature frequently) and avoid contact with others as much as possible. Good news is Covid symptoms are mild for most so not too much to worry about health wise, but important to do the right thing and limit potential spread to folks who are more vulnerable (you should quarantine for at least a week). I’d caution on running to get a Covid test as a negative result doesn’t mean you weren’t exposed or will not contract from your roommate given the incubation period. My whole fam got Covid from my father in law and none of us had a fever for more than a few hours (and all tested negative except my son and in-laws). My in-laws are in their 60’s and were sick for a few weeks.

I think some of the above is overkill. You need to stay separate as much as possible, improve air circulation when possible, wear masks when you have to interact and be diligent about washing your hands. Spraying yourselves in disinfectant and wearing gloves isn’t really necessary. If you wear a glove and touch your nose, it’s the same as touching your nose with your hand. Coating yourselves/your things in disinfectant is just exposing you to tons of crap chemicals that aren’t great for you and probably wasn’t necessary. The likelihood of catching covid because your roommate touched a cabinet knob and then you touched the cabinet knob is pretty low when you are both washing your hands diligently. Be cautious and take it seriously, but there’s no need to panic and go crazy.

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Also, read CDC guidelines on how long your roommate is contagious for and when you could be contagious and when you can reliably get a test. Unfortunately, you need to act like you’re infected too, until you know that you are not or are no longer contagious.

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They should immediately be confined to their room and only use the closest bathroom. Meals should be delivered to their door and taken away the same way (with gloves). Give them lysol and paper towels and have them disinfect the bathroom they use constantly. I would do more but depends on the layout of the house

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any other housemates who have interacted with this housemate should also be confined to their rooms for 14 days (or tested)

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Avoid them as much as possible honestly. Clean all mutually used surfaces. Keep masks on in common spaces

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Roommate should wear a mask if they are in a shared space. Others should get tested and notify those they've been in contact recently. When the infected roommate starts to turn, only a clean strike or cut to the brain will work. Good luck.

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You mean like Walking Dead style?

If you can, get your hands on n95 mask(s). Prepare your own quarantine space as if you will get it (food, cleaning supplies, meds, etc.)

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I’d also get to improve air circulation as much as possible. Buy a good hvac filter, crack or open windows if weather allows.

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Go to a hotel

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Also risk of getting Covid at a hotel I’d just stay put and quarantine at home for a week. Minimize exposure to roommate and do what you can to boost immune system (lots of sleep, eat healthy, avoid alcohol) Get tested after a week and then go on with life or quarantine a few more days based on the results or if experiencing symptoms

Realisticaly speaking, you’ll likely catch it. Since you have housemates I suppose you’re fairly young so not much to worry about. Just try not to infect anyone else and quarentene as well.

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You’re going to get it. My roommates got it and it spread like wildfire. 5 days and we were all better. One of my roommates had cancer when he was younger too so I wouldn’t be too nervous. Worst part was once we were better but knew we couldn’t go out cuz we could still spread it

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I would not go back home even if your father and brother had it already. There is evidence that you can be reinfected in as little as 2 weeks, but may have antibodies for a few months. Whether you go home or not you should be quarantining yourself and confine movement as much as possible. That being said, like your own experience with your mom, you won’t necessarily get Covid just because someone in the house does. I had Covid and pneumonia and my sister took care of me (and was delivering drinks to my room for the 3 days I waited for results) and she didn’t get it. I stayed in my own room with my own bathroom for 2 weeks with very few exceptions. She disinfected high touch surfaces (kitchen, light switches, handrails, doorknobs etc) and was very diligent about washing her hands. She delivered food to my door and took dishes away in a large bowl and soaked in bleach water. She also monitored her own temperature and disinfected our cars (had been in car day before I got tested).

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If you can afford it, stay a few weeks at a loca hotel or airbnb.

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You dont interact with a housemate? You need to assume you have it and quarantine.

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Lawd, sounds like hell. Prayers to you OP

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Try to limit contact, but maybe don't go overboard. People are contagious for days before they display symptoms, so even if you cut off contact when test results came back, it is too late to avoid thorough contact.

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My wife's sister and two people she knows from college have heart issues months after recovering from covid. Her sister is a tennis player and the two other people are baseball players, one actually passed out unconscious during a game and was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. I also found a few studies on the matter. This is purely anecdotal at this point but it's why I am avoiding any potential exposures like the plague. I'd stay in a hotel or with family.

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Get the vaccine spray - just released last week which u can spray on all surfaces of ur house

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Thank you all, Captains Obvious 🙏

D2 - I would have really liked if someone answered “it depends”

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Kill it with fire!!!

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Wear masks in the house, stay isolated (note isolated is more intense than quarantined) in their room. The infected person shouldn’t leave their room if possible and have food and necessities dropped at their door. Then everyone in the house needs to also quarantine and not interact with others because you could hypothetically still contract the virus from your roommate at any point during their isolation period. You need to quarantine for 14 days after your roomie’s isolation period is over (yes, your quarantine period continues for 14 days from THEIR last day of isolation). I would also suggest using paper plates and cups for the roomie and airing the house/opening windows as much as possible (even for a few minutes at a time if it’s cold).

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