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Containment is essentially isolation of people who are suspected or proven to have an infection. By isolating, the hope is to 'contain' the infection from spreading. For Covid-19, the suggested isolation time is 14 days.

The Centers for Disease Control: Containment Guidelines

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 25, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control: Containment Guidelines

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