Why do I need to isolate from my household members?

Isolation is an advantage to members of your household because it gives them greater protection from the virus and allows them to finish quarantining sooner. If you choose to not isolate and other people live in your residence, then their quarantine time will extend 14 days after your quarantine ends.

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1. What is mandatory quarantine?
2. What is Isolation?
3. What happens after I receive my quarantine notification?
4. What is the duration of quarantine or isolation for positive cases and close contacts or household contacts to positive cases?
5. Are there any laws that pertain to quarantine?
6. Why do I need to isolate from my household members?
7. If I'm isolated, can I leave my room to do things around the house?
8. What if I test positive and have young children and/or dependent household members for which I am responsible?
9. I tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to test negative in order to be released from quarantine or isolation?
10. I've tested positive for COVID-19. Should everyone with whom I have closely contacted be tested too?
11. How will I obtain groceries or other necessities if I live alone, or if everyone in my household is quarantined with me?
12. Are there mental health resources available for me during these challenging times?