Quarantine and isolation helps protect the public by preventing contact with people who have or may have COVID-19.
- Quarantine separates and limits the movement of people who were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you were exposed, quarantine and stay away from others.
- Isolation separates sick people with COVID-19 from people who are not sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19 or have been a close contact and are waiting test results, isolate, even if you don’t have symptoms.
For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine and isolation webpage.