Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

  • This example helps to explain the COVID-19 incubation period.

Find more resources for COVID-19 on the DHS WI and CDC websites.


Click here to learn about Next Steps: after you are diagnosed with COVID-19

Click here to learn more about notifying your close contacts of exposure

Click here to learn about Next Steps: close contacts of someone with COVID-19