• Sam Bolen

History of Quarantine and Why it Works

The history of quarantine begins in 14th century Venice when ships coming into the harbor were ordered to stay anchored for Quaranta Gironi, or 40 days. This practice started in an effort to protect coastal cities from possible infectious diseases brought in on various cargo ships bringing goods from all over the world. In early America, each state had the right to institute its own quarantine methods and techniques but in 1878, an outbreak of cholera forced the government to intervene and set up governmental regulations. Modern quarantine techniques did not reach the United States until 1921 when the quarantine system was made nationalized by the government.

When a person is in quarantine they are just isolating themselves to try slowing the spread of the disease and to make sure they themselves aren’t infected. COVID-19 can be transmitted through the air from person to person making the disease very infectious and hard to control. Social distancing and quarantining can help stop the spread of COVID-19 because we can’t spread the disease to others through the air if we aren’t around any other people. Although we are stuck at home there are ways to make sure you are staying safe and healthy during quarantine like virtual workouts, meditation, and a consistent meal schedule. Having a routine and sticking to it can help with positive mental health.

Hospitals all over the world are bursting at the seams trying to help all the patients that come through their doors. Quarantining and social distancing can help hospitals tremendously by keeping the number of patients visiting the hospital to a minimum. Hospi-Call can help Hospitals and nurses be more efficient, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce costs, enabling hospitals to take on more patients and help keep everyone safe and healthy. Through our fully customizable platform, each department in the hospital can set its own request options for patients needing assistance both decreasing the response time of nurses and increasing patient satisfaction.


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