COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Information

NEW! CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Quarantine of Vaccinated Persons 3-8-2021

Guidance for the New CDC COVID-19 Quarantine Options 12/3/20


For more information, visit CDC's:

Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing




What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? Why are we doing it?

Isolation is for an individual who is a known case of COVID-19.

Isolation periods are issued in order to separate people infected with the virus from people who are not known to be infected.

Quarantine is used to keep someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 away from others who have no known exposure.

Quarantine periods are issued to close contacts in order to help prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows that they are infected with the virus.