If you live in shared housing, it may be harder to stay apart from other people. Shared housing includes shelters, transitional housing, group homes, dorms, and long-term care.
You may be around other people while:
- Spending time in shared areas
- Eating or cooking in shared areas
- Doing laundry
- Exercising in shared areas
- Using the stairs or elevators
The strategies in SAFER COVID-19 can help lower your chance of getting COVID-19 when you live in shared housing.
More ideas to keep yourself safer:
- Be flexible if rules change, like the number of people allowed at one time in common areas.
- If you see people in small areas, like stairwells and elevators, consider waiting until there is more room.
- Do not share used dishes, cups, or utensils without washing them first.
- In a shared bathroom, use a bag or shower caddy for your items so they do not touch the counter.
- If somebody gets sick, you can put a curtain or other divider around their bed to lower the chance of spreading COVID-19.