WHO: Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for coronavirus disease

April 4, 2020

AUTHORITY: World Health Organization

DATE PRODUCED: March 19, 2020

TYPE:  Guidance / Protocol


  • What is isolation and what are the different types of space and housing used for it? 
  • What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?
  • When should I use quarantine?
  • How do I implement quarantine?
  • What do I need to set up an appropriate quarantine space?
  • How do I prevent infection?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: The World Health Organization offers guidance to Member States on implementing quarantine measures for individuals in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak.