What is social distancing?
Social distancing applies to everyone. It is the limiting of people in groups. Ways to practice social distancing include:
- Working from home
- Schooling online
- Visiting loved ones virtually
- Cancelling or postponing events and large meetings
When should I quarantine?
If you have had contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you should be confined to your residence or other location to prevent the chance of spreading the disease to others. Note, this also applies to those who do not show any symptoms. Perform self-monitoring temperature checks twice per day to share with your health care provider. During quarantine, you should:
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid sharing towels and utensils
- Stay at home
- Stay at least 6 feet away from other people in your household
When is isolation appropriate?
A person will go into isolation if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 but are well enough to be discharged from the hospital. They are confined to their home or other location to prevent the spread of the disease. Perform self-monitoring temperature checks twice per day to share with health care provider.