Tips to Stay Healthy During Self-isolation
The current global health crisis has resulted in increased stress and significant lifestyle changes for many. Individuals following self-isolation may be looking for guidance on how to take care of themselves and what they can do to pass the time at home. Learn about self-isolation and what you can do to take care of yourself during this time.
What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation is defined as separating oneself from others. (23) In response to the current health crisis, some governments and organizations are implementing self-isolation guidelines as a preventative measure. Current advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending individuals stay home for 14 days after traveling to an area with widespread or ongoing presence of the disease. Individuals should work or study from their homes, monitor for symptoms, and practice social distancing during that time. (6)
Recently, in response to the current health crisis, the term self-isolation has been commonly used, along with several related concepts, such as self-monitoring, quarantine, and social distancing. While we provide explanations of each concept below, we urge you to seek out the current advisories from your local public health authority as the situation evolves.