Considerations for quarantine of contacts of COVID-19 cases: interim guidance, 25 June 2021


For all contacts of individuals with confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection, WHO continues to recommend quarantine in a designated facility or in a separate room in the household for a duration of 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed or probable case to minimize risk of onward transmission. WHO continues to recommend that quarantine should be supported. This includes individuals in quarantine receiving adequate food, water, protection, hygiene, and communication provisions, including access to education for children and paid leave or remote work options from jobs; adequate ventilation and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are implemented and maintained; and the requirements for monitoring the health of quarantined persons can be met during quarantine period.