Kansas Department of Administration

State Agency Awareness of COVID-19 Disease or Possible Exposures Among Employees

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

The State of Kansas will be implementing certain measures to screen employees who may be exhibiting suspected illness. In addition, employees are advised to address key prevention strategies to prevent exposure to COVID-19 disease.
Measures include:

  • Assessing temperatures and relative well-being of employees entering the workplace
  • Advising employees who get sick at work with 2 or more symptoms of COVID-19 disease and a fever to stay home and contact a health care provider for treatment recommendations and
  • Requesting employees not travel to prohibited areas and if travel to prohibited areas does occur, quarantine and self- monitor for 14 days.

Local health departments of the residence of a PUI, are the central authority for determining next steps in addressing issues surrounding a positive case. These local agencies shall receive full cooperation from state agencies regarding necessary investigative needs and appropriate action to contain spread of COVID-19 infections. If a COVID-19 patient is identified as a positive case, the local health department will contact the appropriate state agency for next steps in the investigative process as well as additional measures needed.

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