As more cases of COVID-19 are being confirmed along the Gulf Coast region, here are 10 reminders and tips of things you can do at home to help manage your COVID symptoms and stop the spread to others. For more information, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.

1. Stay home except to get medical care.

2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.

3. Get rest and stay hydrated.

4. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.

5. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19.

6. Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.

7. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

8. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. If you need to be around other people in or outside of the home, wear a mask.

9. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.

10. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.

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