It started March 16 as a 14-day voluntary self-quarantine for Woodstock’s Cheryl-Ann and Jason Lovie after returning from a 10-day vacation in Jamaica.
It ended Monday, March 30 – and it was no longer voluntary. The 14-day self-isolation period had become mandatory when the Government of Canada announced a Quarantine Act on March 25.
For travellers returning home without symptoms, that means:
Going directly to your place of quarantine, without delay, and staying there for 14 days.
Not going to school, work, other public areas and community settings.
Monitoring your health for symptoms of COVID-19.
Arranging to have someone pick up essentials like groceries or medication for you.
Not having visitors.
Staying in a private place like your yard or balcony if you go outside for fresh air.
Keeping a distance of at least two arms lengths (approximately two metres or six feet) from others.
“We’re done Monday,” said Cheryl-Ann. “It’s been 14 days.”