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New CDC Guidance on Quarantine, Isolation, and Critical Infrastructure

The CDC LogoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance regarding the difference between quarantine & isolation, and critical infrastructure for public health safety and community well-being. Critical infrastructure guidance details steps to create COVID-19 response plans for protecting employees. Read more on COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Response Plans here.

New CDC guidance further defines Quarantine versus Isolation measures. While quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others, Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus from people who are not infected. Read more on the distinction between preventative measures here.