How Do I Safely Isolate or Quarantine At Home?

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How Do I Safely Isolate or Quarantine At Home?
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By Paige Batson, M.A., R.N., P.H.N., Public Health Department Deputy Director

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, are waiting for virus test results, or you are experiencing symptoms related to the virus, you will need to safely isolate or quarantine at home. Please review the most up-to-date information you need regarding isolating and quarantining from the California Department of Health by clicking here.

Please keep in mind these important restrictions and information that apply to both home isolation and home quarantine:

  • Separate yourself from others in your home.
  • Stay at home except to seek medical care.
  • Do not use public transportation.
  • Do not prepare or serve food to others.
  • Limit contact with pets.
  • Do not allow visitors.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • If you cannot meet the requirements for isolation or quarantine you may call the COVID-19 support team at 211 for assistance with housing, food or other needs.

Please continue to check back at for regularly updated information about health orders, guidance and vaccination distribution in Santa Barbara County.

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MountainMan4865 Jan 13, 2021 06:11 PM
How Do I Safely Isolate or Quarantine At Home?

Wait... you do realize the coronavirus (the common cold) and influenza (the flu) are two totally separate viruses, right? I'm trying to decipher your point. Chances are I might totally agree with you, but fuzzy on the message.

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