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Quarantine and isolation are strategies used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who may be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.
On January 4, 2022, CDC released updated materials on COVID-19 isolation and quarantine for the general population. Shorter isolation (for people without symptoms and mildly ill people) and quarantine periods of 5 days focus on the time when people are most contagious. These 5 days are followed by masking for 5 more days.
Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines and Booster Shots
COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, getting hospitalized, and even dying. As with vaccines for other diseases, people who are up to date are optimally protected. CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and receive a booster dose when eligible.
*Although mRNA vaccines are preferred, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations