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Stay Safe When People Visit Your Home

Stay Safe When People Visit Your Home
Updated Oct. 31, 2022

Stay Safe from COVID-19

A visitor to your home may be sick with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 virus may be in the air they breathe out.

You can get COVID-19 by breathing in this air.

Take steps to stop COVID-19 from spreading in your home.

What to Do When People Visit Your Home

illustration of the inside of a home with an open window, HVAC fan turned on, ceiling fan on, and fan over the stove on


Limit the number of people who visit your home.

Keep visits short.

Visit in rooms where people can be spaced apart.

Open doors to bring in fresh air from outside.

The thermostat fan is turned on.

Open windows to bring in fresh air from outside.

Set your thermostat fan to “on” instead of “auto” (see picture).

Turn on a portable HEPA air cleaner.

Turn on ceiling fans.

Turn on the fan over your stove.

Turn on the fan in your bathroom.

Keep fans on for an hour after people leave.