Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation vs. Quarantine: What's the Difference?
Although the words "quarantine" and "isolation" are often used interchangeably, they mean different things in the context of public health.
- Quarantine is a precautionary measure for individuals who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but are unsure whether they have the virus.
- Isolation is for individuals who have tested positive or are awaiting the results of an administered COVID-19 test.
This page was last updated on May 23, 2023.