A Lincoln Guide To Quarantining

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At Lincoln Property Company, our main mission is to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy. An important aspect of that is listening to world experts including the CDC.

We recently brushed up on their guidelines for when, how, and why you should quarantine. Based on that information, we put together this handy guide so we can all stay in the know on what to do.

Who Needs To Quarantine?

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If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s time to quarantine. A variety of interactions are considered close contact. Sharing a household, providing care, having direct physical contact, splitting food or drinks, or being in the vicinity of a sneeze or cough from someone with COVID-19 are all examples.

Now What?

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If you have found yourself in one of the above situations, stay home and monitor your health. Starting from the date of contact with a diagnosed individual, your time in quarantine should last 14 days. During this period, watch for common symptoms including a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Do your best to stay away from others, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Things To Consider

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The 14-day quarantine period is entirely dependent on your last interaction with a diagnosed person. Therefore, if you will not have further contact with the individual while they are sick, the clock starts the last time you saw them. If you come in contact with the person again, which may be common with roommates, the 14-day period restarts on that date. For those who cannot avoid close contact, such as spouses or family members, the 14-day period begins after the person with COVID-19 has met the criteria to end their home isolation.

Quarantine guidelines

We hope this guide is as helpful to you as it was for us! Remember to stay safe, healthy, and happy while hunkering down at home, and as always, we’re here if you need us.

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