What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?


Isolation is for those who are already sick and/or have tested positive for Covid-19 but don’t require hospital admission for medical care.

Quarantine, on the other hand, is for someone who has been exposed to Covid-19 by being in close contact with someone who has, or might have been infected by the Covid-19 and therefore might be infected with Covid-19.

Quarantine creates the necessary distance between potentially-infected people and others so they do not unknowingly infect anyone should they test positive.

Quarantine should last for 14 days from when the person was last in contact with someone confirmed to be infected.

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