Embracing the Measures that Keep Us Safe: The College’s Spaces and Places

Know the Definitions and Distinctions of Social Distancing, Isolation, and Quarantine

The terms self-quarantining, physical (social) distancing, or isolating have been used to characterize approaches for fighting COVID-19 and other transmittable diseases. Here’s what those terms mean at Beacon:

  • Social distancing: Keeping space between yourself and other people outside your household to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Quarantine: Separating people and limiting the movement of people who have or may have been exposed to the disease to see if they become ill.  
  • Isolation: Separating people who are ill from others to keep the disease from spreading.