KDHE adds states to travel quarantine list, removes others

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has added three states to the quarantine list due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas, and removed six states, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. This is effective today, June 17, 2020. The state will review and update the list on July 1.

A comprehensive list of those individuals in Kansas needing to quarantine for 14 days includes those who have traveled to Maryland on or after May 12, or Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas on or after June 17; been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15; traveled internationally on or after March 15.

Others needing to continue quarantining include those who have been notified by public health officials they have been in close contact to a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.

Quarantine orders do not apply to critical infrastructure sectors needed to continue operations during this pandemic. KDHE is encouraging facilities to ensure they have updated emergency preparedness plans and implement protocols to ensure that no employee comes to work symptomatic.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.kdhe.ks.gov/coronavirus.

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