These guidelines are part of the CDC.gov’s COVID-19 considerations. If a person of a shared living (roommate) is infected, these are highlights of the responsibilities during your temporary quarantine:
Everyone in the house should quarantine in their rooms when at all possible. This includes eating and casual time.
Shared spaces (inside) such as living rooms and kitchens should be used one person at a time. Parse time appropriately and encourage activities that will minimize kitchen time (i.e. ordering food, using disposable plates and cutlery, etc.). Outside shared spaces should practice social distancing standards.
Person infected should work to avoid kitchen/living room/common spaces by ordering food for delivery, holding food stock in room when able, and not do laundry if possible.
Person infected should wear a mask and/or face shield at all times and only come out of room when absolutely necessary. Said person should wear gloves when leaving room that are promptly and properly disposed upon returning to room.
No guests should be allowed whatsoever at the house.
Shared bathrooms should be only used by the sole positive person. Anyone else using that bathroom should use the other house’s shared bathroom until after quarantine.
When possible, positive tested person should look to remove themselves from the facility and seek temporary shelter during quarantine.
Wash and/or disinfect your hands as often as possible.
These are guidelines and by no means all encompassing. For compliance, it may require calendaring certain events (i.e. preparing food) with others in the house, holding a virtual house meeting to work out scheduling details.
We encourage those individuals to take personal responsibility for their social distancing needs.