TAKE A LOOK: Health department posts new quarantine and isolation recommendations

(Infographic by Abigail Compton | Collegian Media Group)
(Infographic by Abigail Compton | Collegian Media Group)

On Sunday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released new recommendations for quarantining related to COVID-19 as the illness spreads across the United States.

As communicated by the above infographic, individuals who have traveled to California, New York or Washington since March 15, those who have visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado since early March, people who have been on a cruise ship recently and people who have been contacted about close contact with a confirmed case are included in the new guidelines.

“We know there are a lot of questions and concerns from people,” Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE secretary, said. “One thing we want to stress is that having contact with someone who may have been exposed to someone who may be a COVID-19 case is not a reason to worry or quarantine yourself. Public health officials will notify you if you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.”