Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. Stay at home for 14 days after your last contact, check your temperature, and stay away from high risk individuals.
Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home. Stay in a "sick room" away from other people or animals. Use a separate bathroom, if avaiable.
Close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. Find out which test is right for your child!
Check out the CDC's site for how to stay protected: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Call us with any COVID-19 questions or concerns you may have!