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I'm not worried about getting sick, but worried about giving it to others. Should I self-quarantine?

Updated: Mar 24

The guidelines are dependent on where you are located.

Based on the current general guidelines (which could change at any time), a self-quarantine is defined as a situation in which you feel fine, but you separate yourself from others because there is a high chance you have contracted the virus. As of right now, the CDC has outlined a few instances when you should self-quarantine:

  • if you are considered high risk because you have been frequently around someone who has the coronavirus

  • if you have recently traveled from a place where there has been sustained community transmission of the virus

  • if you are currently experiencing symptoms

As of right now, if none of those situations apply to you, then you do not need to self-quarantine. However, you should observe the other precautions of frequently washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, engaging in social distancing, etc.

Dr. Patricia Thompson

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