KDHE COVID-19 Official Website
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COVID-19 Cases in Kansas KDHE COVID-19
(7 days ago) COVID-19 Case Definition. As of May 7, 2020, confirmed and probable cases are included in the case totals. From May 7 to August 31, 2020, in accordance with the CDC surveillance case definition at the time, a confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive by molecular testing for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes
COVID-19 Testing Map
(5 days ago) COVID-19 Testing Map. Testing is the best tool for monitoring the spread and risk of COVID-19, especially in places where not everyone is vaccinated. In Kansas, a nybody who wants to get tested for COVID-19 can get tested. T esting is provided at no cost, and you do not need to provide ID or have symptoms or a known contact with COVID.
COVID-19 Cases in Kansas
(6 days ago) COVID-19 Case Definition. As of May 7, 2020, confirmed and probable cases are included in the case totals. From May 7 to August 31, 2020, in accordance with the CDC surveillance case definition at the time, a confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive by molecular testing for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes
COVID-19 Investigation Guideline
(9 days ago) Kansas Department of Health and Environment Investigation Guidelines Reporting: Immediately be reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by calling the Epidemiology Hotline at 877-427-7317. Additional reporting information: • Instructions for MIS-C Associated with COVID-19 Case Report Form
COVID-19 Vaccine KDHE COVID-19
(5 days ago) The COVID-19 vaccine initially will be available in very limited doses but will scale up in production rapidly allowing for enough supply to vaccinate all. The COVID-19 vaccine planning efforts will be based on three phases of availability; potentially limited doses available, …
Travel-Related Quarantine Guidelines COVID-19
(9 days ago) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will issue regular mandates on travel-related quarantines for . international, domestic, and . cruise-related travel. The length of a travel-related quarantine is 7, 10 or
Travel & Exposure Related Isolation / Quarantine KDHE
(9 days ago) Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. The travel list was updated on July 29, 2021. View the KDHE news release.
Maintaining Positive Mental Health During COVID-19
(7 days ago) Maintaining Positive Mental Health During COVID-19 Take care of yourself! Find stress-reducing activities that help keep your body, mind, and spirit well. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate, eat well-balanced meals, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and …
Contact Us KDHE COVID-19
(9 days ago) Contact Us. Kansans have questions about COVID-19, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment ( KDHE) has answers — except for personal lab test results or medical advice. Your healthcare provider needs to hear those questions. Otherwise, call or email today!
Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
(7 days ago) • Prepare to provide daily health reports to the superintendent or central office. • Communicate with state and local health departments. • Obtain current information and tools that help students, families and staff self-screen for COVID-19 illness. • If the local health department is tracking school-related absences, notify the health
CDC Announces Shortened COVID-19 Quarantine Periods
(Just Now) Local Health Departments may choose to opt into this guidance. For information in your county, please contact your local health department. • Close contacts of cases infected with variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that are known to be more infectious are recommended to observe the full 14-day quarantine.
Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Correctional and
(6 days ago) January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. The following information is intended to help your jail or correctional facility prepare for and respond to the
Individual & Family Care
(1 days ago) Mental Health. Everyone reacts to stressful situations differently. During COVID-19, public health recommendations to reduce the spread of the disease may increase feelings of isolation, stress and anxiety. Find support for yourself and your loved ones.
(6 days ago) COVID-19 PPE Purchasing Considerations Guidance (PDF) - 3-27-20. Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Kansas - 4-30. Guidance for Optometrists (PDF) - 3-15-21. Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist For Transport and Arrival of Patients - 4-30-20.
K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic Modified
(7 days ago) local health department. How the Shortened Time Period Works (Please check in with your local health department for specific information in your community) • 7 Day Quarantine (Includes Testing and No Symptoms) o After exposure, you monitor yourself for symptoms daily or participate in monitoring by Public Health for 7 full days.
Who has the authority to issue and enforce isolation and
(7 days ago) Each county’s Local Health Officer, as well as the State Health Officer Dr. Lee Norman, has the authority to issue isolation and quarantine orders. For the most part, people will isolate and quarantine themselves without written orders. However, if someone violates a mandatory isolation or …
Public Health Management of Exposed Persons
(3 days ago) Public Health (see Shortened: Quarantine guidance on pages 4-5 of this document) • Air travel only allowed via medical transport. • Local travel only allowed by medical transport or private vehicle. Patient should wear face mask. • Active monitoring by public health authorities, for a period of 14 days after the last exposure
For what situations are there quarantine recommendations
(7 days ago) If you have been told by a public health professional or other authority that you are a close contact of a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, you must quarantine yourself for 7, 10 or 14 days after your last contact with the case, depending on whether you have been tested for COVID-19 and the recommendations of your local health officer. KDHE recommends all exposed people should self
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Respond to
(7 days ago) health guidance and that employees are aware of thesepolicies. o Talk with companies that provide your business with contract or temporary employees about the importance of sick employees staying home and encourage them to develop non-punitive leave policies. o Do not require a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick
School-Based Testing KDHE COVID-19
(9 days ago) School-Based Testing. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment was awarded a federal cooperative agreement that includes $74 million for school districts to support increased COVID-19 testing in pre-K through 12 grade schools and school-affiliated summer programs and camps. A robust COVID-19 testing and vaccine strategy supports safe, in
Isolation and Quarantine Guidance
(9 days ago) decision to allow a modified quarantine is made by the local health officer. Public health, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical and food supply, along with others, are defined as critical infrastructure sectors by the Department of Homeland Security .
Business & Employers
(7 days ago) Your county health department may have specific guidelines for your community. Please check-in with them for additional information. Protect Your Team. Monitor employees temperatures and symptoms regularly. Issue or approve face coverings. Be mindful of spaces where 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained. Disinfect workspaces at the beginning
Healthcare Providers & Local Health Departments KDHE
(9 days ago) Healthcare Providers & Local Health Departments. Find toolkits for Local Health Departments, Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics below and on the Laboratories & Testing page. Additional toolkits are available for Acute & Continuing Care Facilities, Mental Health Professionals, Dental Practices, Long …
FAQs • KDHE COVID-19 • CivicEngage
(8 days ago) Local health officials and employers can apply additional health and safety requirements, including the use of masks in child care settings. When masks are worn, care should be taken to avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and to wash hands immediately after removing. Masks should be washed frequently.
Mental Health Resources KDHE COVID-19
(2 days ago) Mental Health Resources Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations such as natural disasters, emergencies and pandemics. During COVID-19, public health recommendations such as social distancing and face coverings may increase feelings of isolation, stress and anxiety; however, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of the
Kansas Crisis Services: Hotlines & Helplines
(9 days ago) • Kansas Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) offer crisis services 24/7. Contact the CMHC for your county to access crisis services. 2 | P a g e 5 / 7 / 2 0 2 0 Other Resources & Support Lines • The Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN is a free, anonymous information and
Symptoms in Adults
(5 days ago) Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 vs. COLD vs. FLU vs. ALLERGIES SYMPTOMS COVID-19* (Gradual onset) COLD (Sudden onset) FLU (Sudden onset) ALLERGIES (Varies) Fever Common (measured at 100 F or higher) Rare High (100-102 F), can last 3-4 days No General aches, pains Common, sometimes severe Slight Common, often severe No Fatigue
Interim Guidan ce for Communities of Faith
(2 days ago) Notify local health ocials if a person diagnosed with COVID-19 has been in the facility and communicate with sta and congregants about potential exposure while maintaining condentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other applicable laws and in accordance with religious practices.
Long-Term Care Facilities KDHE COVID-19
(3 days ago) Explore the toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities below. Find additional resources to print and share in the Publications section.. Reporting Guidance . Learn how to report novel coronavirus (COVID-19 disease, SARS-CoV-2 virus) testing, infections, and deaths in Kansas.. Long-Term Care Facility Testing Program
What happens if I develop symptoms consistent with COVID
(8 days ago) If you have shortness of breath and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 while traveling. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive. If you have questions, contact your local county health department or …