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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Washington County Shortened COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

These quarantine modifications are strictly pertaining to the CLOSE CONTACTS of a positive COVID-19 case.

10-Day Quarantine (No Testing and No Symptoms)

  • Household contacts will be quarantined for 10 days after the case has been released from home isolations. (20 days total quarantine)
  • Non household contacts will be quarantined for 10 days from the last contact with the case.
  • After exposure, you monitor yourself for symptoms daily or participate in Public Health monitoring for 10 days. If you start having symptoms, then reach out to your provider or local health department.
  • If you have no symptoms during the 10 days, you can be released for the quarantine without a test and monitor for the remaining 4 days.

In the upcoming weeks, we will implement the 7-day quarantine with negative PCR testing: We will put a new release out when that option is available.

  • All exposed people should self-monitor for 14 days from exposure and contact healthcare provider if symptoms develop. The disease can still develop through day 14.

Due to high risk situations, those residents in long-term care and assisted facilities as well as offender populations in Kansas Department of Corrections prisons, are not eligible for shortened quarantine periods in any country.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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