Family Members of IBD Patients
If you are a family member living in the same household as a high-risk person with IBD, you should avoid being in close proximity with other people, who might give your family member COVID-19, resulting in transmission to you. Family members should:
Try to avoid in-person meetings
Try to work from home; if not possible, speak to your employer about physical distancing at work
Use services for vulnerable people (e.g. special grocery store times, pharmacy delivery, etc.)
Clean your residence as best as possible to avoid transmission of the virus; instructions for disinfecting your residence are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you are a family member living in the same household as a high-risk or medium-risk person with IBD, and you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you should consider self-isolating in a part of the house where you have minimal contact with the IBD patients.
Contact your local public health authority for further instructions.
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