According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.

You can learn more about quarantine and isolation on the CDC website.

Guide for Students Identified as a Close Contact of a Person with a Known Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Guide for Students Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms and Needing to Isolate

Guide for Students Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19