What does it mean for members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities to quarantine and isolate?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. The CDC offers information about quarantining and isolating that is helpful for employees and students living in the off-campus community. Students who isolate or quarantine on campus are given information and instructions about what they should do while in isolation or quarantine, including guidance on getting food, managing coursework, etc. while not in classes.