Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Version 2: Supplement D: Community Containment Measures, Including Non-Hospital Isolation and Quarantine: Appendix D3: Guidelines for Evaluating Homes and Facilities for Isolation and Quarantine   [open pdf - 86KB]

"Ideally, persons who meet the criteria for a confirmed or probable case of SARS-CoV disease or a SARS RUI and who do not require hospitalization for medical reasons should be isolated in their homes. The home environment is less disruptive to the patient's routine than isolation in a hospital or other community setting. Any home being considered as an isolation setting should be evaluated by the patient's physician, health department official, or other appropriate person to verify its suitability. […] When persons requiring isolation cannot be accommodated either at home or in a healthcare facility, a community-based facility for isolation will be required. The availability of a community-based facility will be particularly important during a large outbreak. Much of the work in identifying and evaluating potential sites for isolation should be conducted in advance of an outbreak as part of preparedness planning. Each jurisdiction should assemble a team to identify appropriate locations and resources for community SARS isolation facilities, establish procedures for activating them, and coordinate activities related to patient management. The team should consider the use of both existing and temporary structures. Options for existing structures include community health centers, nursing homes, apartments, schools, dormitories, and hotels. Options for temporary structures include trailers, barracks, tents, and bubble systems."

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