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These graphical posters are easy-to-read alerts for your neighbors, delivery people, and others who may come to your door while you are under quarantine or isolation. Or let everyone know that you are healthy and safe to approach.

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Quarantine means you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 (i.e. shook their hand, were at the same event or location), but you are not showing symptoms. You are keeping yourself away from others while you wait to see if you become sick. Quarantine is hard; you’re doing a solid for society. Thank you.

Isolation is what happens when you test positive for the virus or a doctor declares you presumptive positive, if testing isn’t available. You don’t need hospitalization, so you’re going to stay home until your doctor says you are well again and can leave the house. I hope you feel better soon.

How to use the posters

Print these signs out, hang them on your door, your mailbox, your front gate or wherever you think is appropriate. Remember that you want to keep at least 2 meters (6 ft) between yourself and anyone else, unless they are taking safety precautions.  There is the potential to spread fear by using these unnecessarily, so please use your best judgment.

If you know the end date of your quarantine or isolation, write the date in the box. If you don’t know…”further notice”

There are 3 sizes of each poster (A4/letter, A5, & A6) as PNGs and a full-size PDF and you’ll find them all here on Google Drive.

They are CC0 licensed, so are free to use. Please do share them. You are welcome to remix them in your own way. My thanks to Chris Harrington for the Japanese translations. If you want them in another language, please reach out to me.