Isolation and Quarantine

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.

  • Why is the 14-day quarantine period important? This example helps to explain the COVID-19 incubation period.

Find more resources for COVID-19 on the DHS WI and CDC websites.

How long is an isolation or quarantine period for