Quarantine means the compulsory separation (including restriction of movement) of people who potentially have been exposed to an infectious disease, until it can be determined whether they have become sick or no longer pose a risk to others. (National Conference of State Legislatures)
Isolation means the separation of people known or suspected to be infected with a contagious desease from those who are not sick to prevent them from transmitting the disease to others.(National Conference of State Legislatures)
COVID-19 refers to an infectious respiratory disease discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019 and which has spread worldwide as of the beginning of 2020, causing global public health concerns.
"CDC" refers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"WHO" refers to the World Health Organization
The below links represent a selection of COVID-19 related federal legislation. If you would like to conduct a more complete search of bills and stay updated on new legislation, you can search the Library of Congress website.
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