NCIA COVID-19 BEDROOM ISOLATION FOR RESIDENTS

According to national, state, local and NCIA rules, if you or your roommates has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, the following changes will take place for a period of at least 14 days. All residents of this property are now required to follow the rules listed below to make sure other residents do not get sick.

  1. You and your roommates must remain in your own room, CLOSED DOOR for up to 14 days. This is to make sure that you and others are not spreading sickness. Each time you are together with one another, you are increasing the chances of staying or becoming sick. Staff will be in your room a safe distance away bringing you your medicine, food/drink and helping you keep your room clean.
  2. You and your roommates must WASH YOUR HANDS FOR 20 SECONDS each time you use the restroom. Because you share this restroom- this is especially important to make sure you do not spread germs to other people. Your staff will help remind you often to do this.
  3. You and your roommates must always wear a protective FACE COVERING in the home. (you can wear a bandana, scarf, or other piece of clothing to cover your face) Covering your face helps to keep bad germs from getting in or out of your body.
  4. If you feel sick, please tell staff right away—this includes, if you cannot stop coughing, you feel tired, you feel like you have a fever and your body feels warm, you have body pain, or if you can’t taste or smell your food.

You will notice NCIA staff, and possibly the nurse visiting you more than usual. It is important to us that you and your roommates are doing well. We want to protect you and help you get better. To make sure you all are getting well as quickly as possible, we will be:

  • Wearing masks and gloves to protect ourselves and you
  • Taking your temperature at least two times per day to make sure you do not have a fever.
  • Asking you questions about your symptoms like coughing, body pain, chills or hotness and tiredness.
  • We will also ask you about the amount of fluids and hot liquids you are taking to help you get well.
  • We will ask you questions about how coughing feels- tell us if it hurts to cough, that will help us to know how well you are doing
  • We will be assisting you with making sure the common areas are as clean as possible

Here are a few tips to help you:

  • Drink as much warm water, Gatorade, hot tea or coffee, and fluids as you like
  • Eat lots of soup and warm drinks
  • Count to 20 when you wash your hands while singing “Happy Birthday” to make      sure your hands are clean.
  • Listen to your staff and the nurse. They are here to take care of you.
  • Take a hot bath or shower at least once a day