A story in Bustle about how to self-quarantine when visiting another state has an interview with Thomas A. Russo, MD
, professor of medicine
and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
, who explained the difference between isolation and quarantine. “If you are infected, you undergo isolation. If you have had close contact (with people who have COVID) but are not established to be infected, you undergo quarantine,” Russo said. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.