Reverse Quarantine is a new term that we are trying make part of the common language. It is the OPPOSITE of Quarantine- hence the word Reverse.
Quarantine is a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed until they are declared safe/or destroyed.
Reverse Quarantine is a state, period, or place of varying degrees of isolation that immunocompromised individuals or their families place around the individual to protect them from others in the community that may inadvertently cause harm to the individual by passing on infections or disease.
This is normally achieved by enforcing a 'reverse quarantine' zone/status around the person clearly communicating this person as immunocompromised and needing extra layers of protection.
We want to create a logo/symbol that makes the term ‘Reverse Quarantine’ globally recognisable just as there are internationally recognized symbols for such things as biohazard and radiation.
We need to achieve this without being too harsh or stigmatizing. This person is NOT contagious or a risk to the public as is the case with things placed in quarantine. Simplicity and instant recognition of its mean are key to this design.
We need to engender compassion, consideration and respect from others/the public towards the person that displays this status to ensure that person is afforded extra layers of protection from infection. The logo/symbol/name Reverse Quarantine should allow a person to display it as a symbol of their current status for the public to observe…. Eg in I’m in ‘Reverse Quarantine’.
Some examples of people that may display the Reverse Quarantine status may be: Cancer patients during/post treatment, newborn babies that aren't yet fully vaccinated yet, people suffering from genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, and the elderly.