Managing the Psychological Effects of Quarantine during COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020Professionals

Quarantine is the separation and restriction of movement of individuals who have been exposed to a contagious disease to ascertain if they become sick and to reduce the risk of infecting others. It can be done at home setting or at government-run facilities, or even as mass quarantine for residents in a particular region. While quarantine is a necessary preventive measure, it could be associated with several psychological challenges for those quarantined as well as their families. Below is a brief description of the psychological effects of quarantine, as well as strategies which can be used to ensure mental well-being of those quarantined:

Guidance for Quarantined Persons in COVID 19