Home Health Guidance

News Update

Updated March 26, 2020 5:00 PM

Consejos para visitantes en el hogar

Sedgwick County Health Department monitors and investigates reports of disease every day, from whooping cough and chickenpox to tuberculosis and HIV. Staff are trained in methods to reduce the spread of disease. You can help, too. COVID-19 is a new disease but it spreads the same as the flu, through respiratory droplets (ex. coughing and sneezing).

The Sedgwick County Health Department recommends all older adults and those with a serious underlying health condition (a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system) self-isolate (stay home and away from other people).

I am a worker for an essential business or healthcare agency that visits homes.  What do I need to do?

The Sedgwick County Health Department encourages individuals to practice the following prevention basics:

What should I do if I recently traveled?

 KDHE is now mandating 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have:

If you have any questions regarding these recommendations or if they apply to you, please call the Sedgwick County Health Department at 316-660-7300.

The Sedgwick County Health Department will notify the public if conditions change.

What should I do before I visit a home?

When you are scheduling your visit, assess the situation:

If the answer to any of these questions is YES or the occupant(s) prefers not to have a worker in their home, the visit should be rescheduled or, if possible, conducted virtually. (As a general rule, reschedule the visit for no earlier than 14 days).

If there are no indications of risk/illness or the visit cannot be conducted virtually, proceed with the on-site visit as long as the occupant(s) are comfortable doing so.

What do we do if we are required to enter the home and the individual is symptomatic or been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Read about the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to conduct a visit safely. 

Online Resources:

Sedgwick County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas Department of Health and Environment