Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation and Quarantine as a Strategy for a Response to a Public Health Emergency

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Isolation and quarantine are traditional tools in containment of infectious disease of contaminated individuals. This training provides an overview of the use of isolation and quarantine in order to prevent and control the spread of disease.


CEUs: 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) awarded upon successful completion



By the end of Isolation and Quarantine as a Strategy for a Response to a Public Health Emergency training, the learner will be able to:

  • Define and distinguish isolation and quarantine in the context of a public health emergency
  • Identify who has the authority to issue an isolation or quarantine order
  • Distinguish between the 4 types of control measures (quarantine) in Texas
  • Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary isolation



Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination

Function 1: Conduct preliminary assessment to determine need for public activation.

Function 2: Activate public health emergency operations

Function 3: Develop incident response strategy

Function 4: Manage and sustain the public health response

Function 5: Demobilize and evaluate public health emergency operations

Capability 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning

Function 1: Activate the emergency public information system

Function 2: Determine the need for a joint public information system

Function 3: Establish and participate in information system operations

Function 4: Establish avenues for public interaction and information exchange

Function 5: Issue public information, alerts, warnings, and notifications

Capability 7: Mass Care

Function 1: Determine public health role in mass care operations

Function 2: Determine mass care needs of the impacted population

Function 3: Coordinate public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health services

Function 4: Monitor mass care population health

Capability 11: Non-pharmaceutical Interventions

Function 1: Engage partners and identify factors that impact non-pharmaceutical interventions

Function 2: Determine non-pharmaceutical interventions

Function 3: Implement non-pharmaceutical interventions

Function 4: Monitor non-pharmaceutical interventions

Capability 13: Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection

Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations

Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions

Function 4: Improve public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation systems

 Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health

Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks

Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs

Function 3: Coordinate with partners to facilitate risk-specific safety and health training

Function 4: Monitor responder safety and health actions



Model Leadership

1.6 Act within the scope of one’s legal authority

 Communicate & Manage Information

2.1 Manage information related to an emergency

Plan for & Improve Practice

3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans

Protect Worker Health & Safety

4.2 Employ protective behavior according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats

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