Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for People Who Work, Reside or Attend a Congregate Setting (ex. Correctional Facilities, Long-Term Care Facility Residents,

Guidelines Table updated 2/3/22

The general public does not include people who work in healthcare settings or who work in, reside in, or attend other congregate settings, such as correctional facilities, long-term care facilities, and residence halls/group living at institutions of higher learning. People in those settings continue to follow the previous KDHE isolation and quarantine guidance at this time or follow the healthcare worker guidance if they are a healthcare worker. KDHE and the CDC are developing updated guidance for these settings, but that has not been released yet.

Isolation (Test Positive or Have Symptoms after Exposure)

What happens if someone who works, resides in, or attends a congregate setting tests positive for COVID-19?

Quarantine (Close Contact of Someone with COVID-19)

Who is considered a “close contact?”

You are considered a “close contact” if any of the following situations happened while you were with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 – even if they did not have symptoms:

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Modified Quarantine

7-Day quarantine for people who may have been exposed but have no symptoms and get tested

10-Day quarantine for people who have been exposed, but have no symptoms and do not wish to be tested

Household Contacts

Currently Allowed Quarantine Exemptions