Staying safe in home care during COVID-19
You may have heard a lot about personal protective equipment (PPE). But do you know how to use it safely? Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19!
In the video above, a home care worker from Massachusetts shows you how to safely put on and take off any PPE you might need to wear when you care for a client or consumer-employer. You won’t need all of this PPE for every visit. Your supervisor will tell you what pieces of PPE you need.
After you watch the video, use the resources below to learn more about COVID-19 and how to keep you, the people you are caring for, and your family safe from the virus and other germs.
Staying safe at work: What you need to know
- Symptoms of coronavirus, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Guidance for in-home caregivers: Checklist, screening tool and more, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Recommended PPE for different home care tasks, Safe Home Care Project UMass Lowell
- Safely using cloth face masks in home care, Safe Home Care Project UMass Lowell
Cleaning and disinfecting
- Safe cleaning and disinfection during COVID-19, Safe Home Care Project UMass Lowell
- Cleaning with microfiber, Safe Home Care Project UMass Lowell
- Cleaning products for use against COVID-19, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Staying safe at home: What everyone should know
- Daily life and going out during COVID-19, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Staying safe at home, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Coronavirus prevention and care, Massachusetts General Hospital
- How to stay safe from coronavirus as you venture out during Mass. reopening, Boston Globe
- Information about COVID-19 in different languages, Health Literacy Project