Recovering or caring for someone at home

While there’s still no cure for COVID-19, most people experience mild symptoms and can safely recover at home. The most common way the coronavirus spreads is from person to person, at a close distance. So if someone in your household is experiencing symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important to take extra precautions to avoid spreading it to anyone else.


I have COVID-19 symptoms

Learn how to take care of yourself and protect others in your household.

I’m caring for someone with COVID-19 symptoms

Learn how to protect yourself while caring for a sick household member.



What to do if you or your family need to quarantine at home

If you or someone in your household has symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, download Kaiser Permanente’s home quarantine guide to learn what you can do to care for yourself and your household and stop the spread of the virus.1

PDF (76 pages): English 



Home quarantine resources

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COVID-19 household prevention basics

Follow these recommendations to help protect your household from COVID-19. 

PDF: English

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How to wash your hands

Practice these guidelines for proper hand-washing to make sure your hands are free of germs.

PDF: English

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How to wear a mask

See the right way to wear your mask, and learn how to tell when it’s time to get a new one.

PDF: English

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How to clean and disinfect surfaces

Learn what household surfaces you need to clean and disinfect — and how.1

PDF: English

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Monitoring COVID-19 symptoms at home

Use this temperature and symptom log to keep track of symptoms and note any questions or concerns you want to share with a doctor.

PDF: English

Use this calendar to keep track of how many days you or a family member need to stay home.

PDF: English  


What to do if you’re sick 

If you’re being evaluated for symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, here’s how you can protect yourself, your family, and the community.


Coronavirus prevention 

Learn how to protect yourself from getting the coronavirus while also helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Coping with COVID-19

It’s natural to feel anxious, stressed, or worried about the coronavirus. Get tips to help you manage stress and take care of yourself. 




Help coping with COVID-19

Right now, it’s especially important to care for the whole you — mind, body, and spirit. We have many digital tools and articles to help your physical and mental health.

  • Read articles on how to manage lifestyle changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



1The information provided includes references to supplies and materials that are being sent to Kaiser Permanente members enrolled in Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 prevention program. You can follow all of the guidance using your own supplies and materials.