Government of Canada

Difference between quarantine and isolation

‘Quarantine’ refers to the 14 days that a person must:

  • Stay at home.
  • Monitor for symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with other people.

You will have to quarantine if you:

  • Are returning from outside Canada.
  • Have been in contact with a possible COVID-19 case.
  • Have been told to by your local public health authority.

‘Isolation’ is when you stay at home and limit contact with others because you have a symptom of COVID-19 and may have been exposed.

 

See the full list here:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/how-care-someone-covid-19-home.html#a6

 

For more information on the Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19, refer to https://www.canada.ca/covid-19

 

 

 

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