If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have
mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms.
If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get
medical attention right away.
A. Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
Stay home except to get medical care.
Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home, this
is known as home isolation.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
Wear a mask /cloth covering over your nose and mouth.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within
about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person
coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are
nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be
spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
B. Protect Yourself and Others
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact – Social Distancing
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask / cloth when around others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like
heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing
serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
C. Healthy Parenting in the time of COVID-19
To help parents interact constructively with their children during this
time of confinement, WHO has issued six one-page tips for parents cover
planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine,
avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.
Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.
This Portal was initially conceived to create a database of the persons returning to the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic so that Health Volunteers and IVRS could reach out to such persons to check on their health status, provide advice and also update the status in the system to take precautions and check the occurrence of any COVID-19 symptoms / cases for timely intervention. In course of time, the Portal was enhanced to provide useful and updated information to citizens on COVID-19 related Notifications, Announcements and Advisories including awareness materials, contact details, FAQs, etc. It also provides a host of online services which are related with the administration and management during COVID -19 Pandemic as follows:
Online Self Registration of Citizens entering the state.
Online Self-Reporting of registered citizens under home quarantine to provide a daily status update of their health.
Online Application of curfew passes during lockdown from the Deputy Commissioner of the respective districts.
COVID-19 Fake news Verification and Reporting System.
COVID -19, daily report of the Stock Position of Essential Commodities in the State.
Registration of Daily Wage Earners from the unorganized sector who are affected by the Lockdown due to COVID-19.
Monitoring of the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) in the State.
Link to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund Portal for citizens to make their contributions.
Links to important Government of India websites, WHO, UNICEF, etc.
SOCIAL DISTANCING, HOME QUARANTINE & ISOLATION
A. What is Social Distancing
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping
space between yourself and other people. To practice social or physical
Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people
Do not gather in groups
Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space
between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being
exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the
country and world.
Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is
important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no
symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are
at higher risk of getting very sick.
B. What is home quarantine?
Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to protect the
public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were
exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people
may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may
have the disease but do not show symptoms.
Home Quarantine is intended for anyone who believes they have been
exposed to COVID-19 and are required to be home quarantined to
prevent community transmission.
C. When & How to Discontinue Home Quarantine
Migrant Workers / Students who have returned home can stop home
quarantine after 14 days of and do not have any symptoms.
Even if you don't develop any coronavirus symptoms during the
two-week quarantine period, you're not totally off the hook when
It is just as important to continue washing your hands frequently,
cover your mouth when you cough, avoid touching your face and
wipe down doorknobs and other surfaces frequently touched by
many people — to help keep yourself and others healthy.
Report any symptoms to the Helpline immediately and seek
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak,
available on the national,state and local public health authority. Many
countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several
have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries
have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the
situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID19 by taking some simple precautions:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcoholbased hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using
alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and
anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid
droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you
are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the
COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.
Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes,
nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and
can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good
respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose
with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then
dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory
hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as
cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and
difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date
information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will
allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right
health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread
of viruses and other infections.
Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local
areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid
traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or
have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of