Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP’s senior technical director, is quoted in an April 13 New York Times article on shared quarantine as a practice among families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With shelter-in-place orders and social distancing rules, some might consider the decision for multiple families to live together or share child-care duties to be unsafe.


However, “this kind of arrangement sounds fine,” said Dr. Jessica Justman, the senior technical director of ICAP at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, as long as it “means the group is practicing social distancing from all others who are not part of the extended household and everyone in the extended household is truly staying away from all others, and very careful when food shopping, et cetera.”

Read the full article in the New York Times

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