Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed symptoms from others who have not been exposed, in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease.
If required to stay under home quarantine, follow these guidelines to monitor your health and practice social distancing:
How can I prepare for home quarantine?
In the event of a home quarantine, there are foods, household supplies and medical items that experts recommend having on hand. Click here for the article.
What are the obligations around quarantine from a legal standpoint? Can I be held responsible for the consequences of noncompliance?
COVID-19 is a quarantinable communicable disease in the United States, meaning that individuals may be quarantined and/or restricted according to the CDC guidelines. Visit the following NCSL site for more information.
If I am quarantined, is it safe to take care of my child?
Yes, a quarantined individual (not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19) can take care of his/her child(ren). It can be helpful to discuss coronavirus with your child so they understand what’s taking place. Quarantined people should continue to monitor their temperature and contact a healthcare provider if they have COVID19 symptoms and adjust to isolation procedures instead of quarantine.
Other tips from the CDC for home quarantine: