Isolation and quarantine are two different terms that some are using interchangeably during the COVID outbreak. it is important to know the difference.
Isolation refers to separating sick people with a communicable disease from people who aren't sick. Hospitals advice isolation for patients who have a known infectious disease that can be spread easily to others. A person, who finds themselves ill with COVID-19, must isolate themselves in a specific room faraway from other household members. Family members should use a separate bedroom and even a separate bathroom if possible. it's also recommended that the ill person should eat or be fed in their room faraway from other household members. household items like dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items shouldn't be shared with the person infected with COVID-19. it's important to ban all visitors and non-essential people from being in the home.
According to the Central Shenandoah Health District, if a family member has COVID-19 symptoms and has been tested, but the results are pending, that family member should isolate as best as possible until the results are known. A separate bedroom and toilet if possible, and definitely separate dishes, drinking glasses, eating utensils, towels and bedding.
Quarantine aims to separate and restrict the movement of people who are exposed to a communicable disease to observe and see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and don't understand it, or they may have the disease but don't show symptoms. Quarantine helps to limit the spread of disease .
Because of the present COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been told to quarantine. Quarantining means staying home and faraway from other people as much as possible for a 14-day period. This includes avoiding shopping, eating out, socializing, public places, and large crowds.