KDHE issues new COVID-19 Guidelines

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued new guidance surrounding COVID-19, including travelers, close contacts of confirmed cases and those being tested.

KDHE is now recommending 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have traveled to a state with known widespread community transmission – currently California, New York and Washington state – on or after March 15.

Other guidelines include…

Visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, or Gunnison counties in Colorado within the past week.

Traveled on a cruise ship on or after March 15.

Traveled internationally on or after March 15.

Received notification from public health officials that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.

You should quarantine at home for 14 days since your last contact with the case.

A close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the patient is symptomatic.