What is "Viral Load" and why is it important?
Viral load refers to the amount of viral particles in an individual's body; a higher viral load means you are more likely to infect someone else. If your community has a lower viral load, you are less likely to get infected as well.
Two or more individuals with COVID-19 should NOT be quarantined in close proximity with each other, as they may continue to spread viral particles to each other, and thus increasing their individual viral loads.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, distance and remain in self isolation for at least 14 days from the last time of exposure. In most cases, those who contact COVID-19 recover while at home. Do not go to work, school, or public places. Avoid using public transportation, taxis, or ride-sharing services.