Quarantine means you stay away from other people for a time when you may become sick with an infection, even if you have no symptoms. State and local public health staff recommend self-quarantine for many people who return from areas were COVID-19 is widespread in communities and for people who have been in close, prolonged contact with someone ill with COVID-19. Public health works with these people to make a plan that keeps them, their families and the public safe.
This plan includes doing the following for the 14 days after the most recent exposure:
• Checking one’s temperature twice a day.
• Avoiding places where many people gather, including stores, workplaces, and schools.
• Staying off transportation like planes, trains, and buses.
• Calling one’s healthcare provider promptly if fever, cough, or trouble breathing develop.
Source: Oregon Health Authority Frequently Asked Questions