How long do you need to stay home after coming into close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Aracely Ingraham asked, updated on May 7th, 2021; Topic: covid-19
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Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.

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Be that as it may, can you get COVID-19 from touching infected surfaces or objects?

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.

At least, can you contract the coronavirus disease when putting in your contact lens?

There is no evidence showing that using contact lenses can cause people to get infected with COVID-19. What we know is that the virus tends to live in the respiratory tract, and even people with active disease do not always have eye symptoms. The largest study to-date from Wuhan, China showed live virus in a swab of the conjunctiva in 2.5 percent (3 out of 121) of known, symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which is very low.

Just, am I more likely to get sick from COVID-19 if I stay with an infected person for longer times?

In general, the longer you are around a person with COVID-19, the more likely you are to get infected.

Where can I buy hand sanitizer and if I can’t find it in the store, can I make my own?

The FDA does not recommend that consumers make their own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, hand sanitizer can be ineffective, and there have been reports of skin burns from homemade hand sanitizer.

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Is hunter-harvested game meat safe to eat during the coronavirus pandemic?

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Currently, there is no evidence that you can get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 by eating food, including wild hunted meat. However, hunters can get infected with other diseases when processing or eating game. Hunters should always practice good hygiene when processing animals by following these food safety recommendations:

  • Do not harvest animals that appear sick or are found dead.
  • Keep game meat clean and cool the meat down as soon as possible after harvesting the animal.
  • When finished handling and cleaning game:
    • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
    • Clean knives, equipment, and surfaces that were in contact with game meat with soap and water and then disinfect them. While these recommendations apply to general food safety practices, if you are concerned about COVID-19, you may use a product on the EPA list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19.
  • Cook all game meat thoroughly (to an internal temperature of 165°F or higher).

Does the coronavirus disease spread through meat?

Currently, there is no evidence that you can get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 by eating food, including wild hunted game meat. However, hunters can get infected with other diseases when processing or eating game.