The best course of action for anyone demonstrating symptoms is to stay at home and away from others. The CDC provides some excellent recommendations:
Stay home except to get medical care
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), coronaviruses are so named due to their physical shape with crown-like spikes on their surface. Coronaviruses are not new and as of this writing, there are 7 different types that currently affect humans. Four of these types generally represent a variety of viruses that cause the common cold. The three remaining variants are called the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and the virus we are seeing now in the news called novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The recommendations on this page in general refer to this specific variant.
Currently, Owens emergency response teams are meeting weekly (but communicating daily) to share federal, state, and local guidance on this evolving situation. Teams of people are working day and night to provide a clean and safe environment. This means increased levels of cleaning, new tools to combat an array of communicable diseases, increased levels and durations of cleaning, updating policies, plans, and procedures to prepare for events that may change the way we operate, and more.
One of the best resources available to you is using the CDC guidance for travel, available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/. This site provides details on the various travel advisories to locations. Additional information about travel from the CDC is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html.