Fact Sheets and Information

COVID-19 Facts and Details

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) known as a novel (new) coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. SARS -CoV-2 causes the human respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Please read more details about COVID-19 here.

Face Coverings in Public Settings

To protect others from getting sick, everyone in a public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) is recommended to wear a cloth face covering.  You can read more details on face covering recommendations here.

COVID-19 Testing

SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. There are three kinds of COVID-19 tests: viral, antibody, and antigen tests. Viral and antigen tests detect a current infection. Antibody tests detect current or past infection.  You can read additional information about types of testing here.

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance per Kansas Department of Health and Environment

 Use this document to determine if cases or close contacts should be quarantined or isolated from others and when they can be released.