One of the most effective tools we have to slow the spread of COVID-19 is “boxing the virus in.” This includes isolating yourself if you have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, and quarantining yourself if you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case. Both of these actions greatly reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.
What is quarantine?
What is isolation?
Are isolation and quarantine required?
Are people at an isolation/quarantine facility required to stay until they have completed their 14 day quarantine or 10 day isolation period?
Why are people at the isolation/quarantine facility not required to stay until they have completed their time?
Why are isolation and quarantine facilities important to protect the public’s health?
How is social or physical distancing different from quarantine or isolation?
I need to quarantine/isolate but I don’t have the support I need. How can I get help?
I am a parent and need to quarantine/isolate. How can I get help to care for my children if I need to stay at an isolation/quarantine facility?
For more guidance about isolation and quarantine, see these resources:
Stay Home, Quarantine, or Isolation
WA DOH Guidelines for Isolating at Home
COVID-19 Case Investigation (Spanish) (Russian)
From Exposure to Feeling Better
CDC Guidelines on Caring for Someone Sick at Home