There are a lot of things that individuals can do to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Not sure what we're talking about? Check out our definitions below.
||Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease.
||Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. It lasts long enough to ensure the person has not contracted an infectious disease. In the case of COVID-19, the quarantine period is 14 days.
||Isolation prevents the spread of an infectious disease by separating people who are sick from those who are not. It can last as long as the disease is contagious.
||Community transmission is a form of transmission where patients get an infectious disease without being exposed to anyone who is known to be infected and without having travelled to countries in which there is a current outbreak.
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