A key question for people figuring out good longterm isolation practices is "how long do I have to be symptom-free before I'm 'certified safe'?"
This post on the typical-course-of-COVID-19 provides some studies that inform on the question, but doesn't directly answer it yet.
I recall hearing something like "most cases last less than two weeks", but I'm not sure if two weeks is actually a strong enough upper bound that I'd feel comfortable encouraging lots of people to act on it.
This contains two subquestions:
- If you get sick with COVID-19, during what period will you be contagious?
- If you are isolated, and don't appear to have symptoms, how long before you can be confident that you are not a carrier?
(I'm personally most interested in the answer to the second question right now, but both seem important)