Researchers report the median time from exposure to symptoms for the COVID-19 virus is 5.1 days. 97.5% of people who develop symptoms of coronavirus will do so within 11.5 days of exposure. For every 10,000 people quarantined for 14 days, an estimated 101 would develop symptoms after release.
Quarantine as a means to protect the public from health threats, such as the current Coronavirus outbreak, may have a lasting psychological impact on people. Being quarantined raises the risk for PTSD and other mental health disorders. However, it remains the safest option for those exposed to infection to prevent disease spread.