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Quarantine and self-isolation guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19

Staying home and avoiding contact with other people when you are sick and after you have close contact with a person who has COVID-19 is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Quarantine and self-isolation both involve staying home and avoiding contact with other people.

 
 
 

Nitric acid incidents: How to reduce your risk

The hazards: Nitric acid is a highly corrosive mineral acid and strong oxidizer used primarily for nitration of organic molecules and washing glassware or metal equipment. Nitric acid reacts violently with alcohols, alkalis, reducing agents, combustible materials, organic materials, metals, acids, cyanides, terpenes, charcoal, and acetone. It produces exothermic reactions, as well as toxic, corrosive, and flammable vapors.