How to self-isolate when you live with others

Sarah O’Quinn, Registered Practical Nurse at the Marathon Family Health Team, shares some tips on how to self-isolate when you live with other people. Take a look!

In the first video, Sarah gives a our of her room. Click here to see Sarah’s set up and to see an example of what self-isolating in a room/space in your home can look like.

In the second video, Sarah explains how she and her household members use separate bathrooms as much as possible.

In the third video, Sarah explains the steps she follows to be able to go outside in her yard to get some fresh air.

We recognize that not everyone has the ability or the space to isolate themselves completely from their household members (e.g. to use a separate room and bathroom). In this case, we encourage you to do the best you can avoid close contact with others in your household and to follow the public health recommendations below:

  • Wear a mask made with at least 2 layers of tightly woven fabric
  • keep a physical distance of at least 2-meters from others
  • Keep your contact as short as possible
  • Avoid touching high-touch surfaces (e.g. doorknobs, faucets and countertops)
  • Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezed with your arm
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces and common areas (e.g. kitchen and bathrooms) often

For more information on self-isolation, please visit the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s website or contact a public health authority by calling 807-625-5900.