How to Take Care of Your Children, If You Are Infected by COVID-19
1. Choose a Caregiver
Let’s suppose that both you and your partner are infected, or you are a single parent suffering from the disease. You may need to get hospitalized. For situations like this, you have to designate a caregiver. But you cannot just choose anyone to take care of your kids, especially the older ones.
As older individuals are at higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 complications and mortality, you should not choose someone of older age. Talk to your siblings, cousins, or even friends and let them take the best care of your child.
You can even make an advanced plan of who’s going to take care of your children.
● Identify the people who really can take care of your kids
● Select Someone who is not in a high-risk population
● Collect the contact information of the potential caregivers
2. Isolate Yourself While Staying at Home
If you are not severely ill, you don’t need to get hospitalized for suffering from this disease. You can stay at home if your children don’t have asthma. But that does not mean you can freely do whatever you want in the house; you must isolate yourself!
While you stay at home, you need to separate your belongings from the rest. It would be best if you kept your dishes separate as well as sleep in a different room. Encourage your children to use hand sanitizers and wash their hands frequently and do so yourself as well. You need to follow these boundaries until you are at a low risk of transmission.
Keep in mind that the transmission risk is highest in the initial days of the illness. The symptoms are more noticeable in the first few days. It’s better to isolate yourself in this period completely.