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K-State Today

December 18, 2020

K-State updates quarantine guidance

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University has revised its quarantine policy based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are a close contact or who are traveling or returning to Kansas from a high-risk area must self-quarantine for 10 days without symptoms. The guidance has been updated from the previous 14-day quarantine period.

Individuals who develop symptoms should contact Lafene Health Center or other health care provider and complete a full 14-day quarantine. Testing is recommended for those with symptoms, but not required. If a negative test result is received during quarantine, the individual must still complete the full quarantine. A negative result would not reduce the total quarantine time to 10 days for those experiencing symptoms or less for those without symptoms. Individuals cannot test out of quarantine.

The changes were made based on recommendations from the CDC, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, local public health officials and the university medical director.

Read the updated policy.

Learn more about isolation and quarantine and COVID-19 exposure protocols.