The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their quarantine recommendation in response to local circumstances and resources. The KDHE is supporting these recommendations but leaving it up to each Kansas County to decide what method they implement. McPherson County Health Department will be implementing the following protocols regarding quarantine and isolation for COVID-19:
If the close contact becomes symptomatic during quarantine, they should seek testing.
If the close contact does not become symptomatic by day 7 of their quarantine, they may seek PCR testing (not antigen testing) if they wish. If their result comes back before their 10th day of quarantine and it is negative, they may be released at that time. If their test comes back positive, they must begin their 10-day isolation as an asymptomatic case from their test date (see second bullet above)
If the close contact does not have symptoms and does not want to test or cannot find a location to get a PCR test, they are required to quarantine for 10 days.
If the close contact is long-term care or assisted living resident or an inmate at a correctional facility, they are required by KDHE to remain in quarantine for 14 days because of their high-risk setting.
Return to Practice Guidelines
At Home Covid Screening
Patient Information on Home Quarantine
Return to Play Protocol After Covid-19 (SRHC)