- Quarantine: Quarantine if you have been around someone with COVID-19. Stay home and watch your symptoms.
- Isolation: Stay at home alone if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Stay away from others. Stay away from the people you live with.
COVID-19 spreads easily and can be deadly. Staying at home when you are infectious keeps you from giving it to other people. Staying home when you have been exposed to COVID-19 and might get sick keeps you from giving it to other people. COVID-19 can cause many symptoms. Some people do not have symptoms. COVID-19 can feel like you have a cold or the flu. Most people with COVID-19 do not get very sick and do not go to the hospital. Some people with COVID-19 get pneumonia and have trouble breathing
An infected person can spread COVID-19 when they cough, sneeze or even breathe. COVID-19 spreads very easily between people who are near each other. Please speak with your doctor if you have questions about COVID-19.
Learn more and find answers to common questions by visiting COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Information on Mass.gov.