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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus, Social Distancing, and Self-Quarantine

The ins and outs of the COVID-19 social preventative measures.


With coronavirus (COVID-19) dominating the news, you’re starting to throw around words like “quarantine” and “social distancing”. But what do these words really mean for your life? Take a look at what you should know about the coronavirus as well as what social distancing and self-quarantine entail.


What does self-quarantine mean?
People who have been potentially exposed to coronavirus and who are at risk for coming down with COVID-19 might practice self-quarantine. Health experts recommend that self-quarantine lasts 14 days. Two weeks provides enough time for them to know whether they become ill and are contagious to other people. Once your quarantine period has ended, if you do not have symptoms, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to return to your normal routine.


What is isolation?
For people who are confirmed to have COVID-19, isolation is appropriate. It is a health care term that means keeping people who are infected with a contagious illness away from those who are not infected. Isolation can take place at home or at a hospital.


What is social distancing?
Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people reduces your chances of catching coronavirus.


Other examples of social distancing that allow you to avoid larger crowds or crowded spaces are:

  • Working from home
  • Closing schools and switching to online classes
  • Communicating to loved ones via electronic devices instead of in-person
  • Canceling or postponing conferences, events, and large meetings


We hope that you feel more informed about the latest coronavirus practices. Do you need help to find the right insurance policies for your needs? Visit Abbate Insurance for your insurance policies in New Haven and neighboring cities in Connecticut!

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