What is the difference between quarantine and isolation for COVID-19 safety protocols?
Isolation is for those who are already sick and/or have tested positive for COVID-19 but don’t require hospital admission for medical care.
Quarantine is for people or groups who were exposed to Covid-19 by being in close contact with someone who has or might have been infected by the COVID-19 and therefore might be infected with COVID-19. Quarantine keeps these people away from others, so they do not unknowingly infect anyone if they have actually been infected. Some people quarantined would have been infected and some would not have been infected. Quarantine should last for 14 days from when the person was last in contact with the sick person.
Find the most asked questions about COVID-19 workplace safety here.