TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (KDHE) has added Connecticut to its travel quarantine list. The quarantine order applies to people returning from the state Monday, April 6 and moving forward.
A complete list of individuals in Kansas who need quarantine for two weeks including those who have:
• Traveled to Connecticut on or after April 6.
• Travel to Louisiana or anywhere in Colorado on or after March 27.
• Traveling to Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23.
• Travel to a state with well-known community transmissions (California, Florida, New York and Washington state) on or after March 15.
• Visiting Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado on the week of March 8 or thereafter.
• Traveling on a cruise or river cruise on or after March 15.
o People who have been previously notified by Public Health for quarantine because their cruise ship travel must complete their quarantine.
• Travel internationally on or after March 15.
o People who have been previously notified by Public Health for quarantine because of their international trips to China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran must complete their quarantine.
• Receive notifications from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case. You must quarantine at home for 14 days from your last contact with the case. (Close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes when the patient is symptomatic.)
Exceptions to this mandate are health workers. KDHE said it “highly recommends” quarantine restrictions for everyone, but he acknowledged the need for medical personnel at this time.
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