The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (“KDHE”) has adopted a modified version of the CDC’s shortened quarantine guidance. However, each county Local Health Officer has the ultimate decision on whether to adopt the shortened quarantine guidance. Please check with your local county authority to determine the appropriate quarantine guidance for your locality.
The new KDHE requirements are as follows:
Quarantine with testing:
Quarantine without testing:
All exposed people should self-monitor for fourteen (14) days from exposure and contact healthcare provider if symptoms develop. Disease can still develop through day fourteen (14). The fourteen (14) day quarantine period after an exposure is still the best recommendation. CDC is not changing the incubation period for COVID-19. Guidance for a shortened quarantine period is aimed at increasing compliance. Shortened quarantine does NOT apply to residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities and does NOT apply to offender populations in prisons. These types of settings are high risk for outbreaks and house some of our most vulnerable populations.
ATTENTION SHAWNEE COUNTY EMPLOYERS:
Shawnee County currently has a Public Health Order for Home Quarantine (attached) mandating a ten (10) day quarantine for any individuals who: 1) have either received an exposure notification from Public Health officials (state or local) or have personal knowledge that they have been in close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 or 2) have traveled to a location listed on KDHE travel related quarantine guidelines, as listed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
If you have any questions regarding quarantine requirements, please contact HR Partners at 785-233-7860.