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Quarantine vs. Isolation

Quarantine vs. Isolation
Updated Oct. 25, 2021

Accessible version: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/easytoread/COVID19QuarantinevsIsolation.html

 

Quarantine Helps Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Quarantine means to stay home.

People who need a COVID-19 vaccine must quarantine for 14 days.

People who were near someone with COVID-19 should get tested.

 

Watch for ways COVID-19 can make you feel sick.

You may need to see a doctor if you feel sick

Take your temperature two times each day.

Stay away from other people.

Stay away from people with other health problems.

         

 

Isolation Helps Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

Isolation means to stay away from other people.

People with COVID-19 must stay in isolation.

People with COVID-19 must stay away from other people.

People with COVID-19 must stay away from people in their home.

 

 

Steps if You Have COVID-19 and Feel Sick

Stay at home when you have COVID-19.

Stay away from other people.

Stay in your own room.

Clean your own room.

Use your own bathroom.

Clean your own bathroom.

Stay home until you feel better.

You may have to stay home for a while.

You may have to stay home for at least 10 days.

Tell someone if you are worried about how you feel.

Wear a mask to protect everyone.

 

If You Have COVID-19 and Feel Well

Stay at home when you have COVID-19.

Stay away from other people.

Stay in your own room.

Clean your own room.

Use your own bathroom.

Clean your own bathroom.

Wear a mask to protect everyone.

You may have to stay home for a while.

You may have to stay home for at least 10 days.

 


Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation, using funding provided by its donors. The materials were created by the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided subject matter expertise and approved the content. The use of the names of private entities, products, or enterprises is for identification purposes only and does not imply CDC endorsement.