COVID-19 Testing at USD 261


COVID-19 tests are available at no cost for USD 261 students, staff and family members. You will need to complete the "COVID-19 Testing Consent & Appointment Form" before testing can be done.

 

 

Health and SafetyQUARANTINE GUIDANCE:

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must remain at home for 10 full days after you first noticed symptoms, or 72 hours after symptoms are gone, whichever is longer.
  • You should stay away from other people in your home to avoid spreading the virus to them.
    • If you can isolate in a room by yourself and use a separate bathroom that is the best. If you can’t, you should stay as far away from other household members as possible.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Surfaces (like door knobs, tabletops, and bathroom fixtures) in your home should be disinfected daily.
    • You should not share food or personal items with other household members.
    • Wear a mask when other people are present and maintain six feet distance.
  • The Health Department will help identify your close contacts, who will be referred to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for follow-up. This only occurs if you give permission. Close contacts should complete the modified in-home quarantine as described below or as recommended by KDHE.

 

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Modified Quarantine

7-Day quarantine for people who may have been exposed but have no symptoms and get tested

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms for a full 14 days. Infection can develop through day 14.
  • If you have no symptoms by Day 6, get a PCR test. You can check the testing locator website to find a testing location near you.
    • Antigen and antibody tests are not allowed for this purpose.
  • If the test is negative, and you do not develop symptoms, you can leave in-home quarantine after 7 full days (which is on day 8).
  • If you have not received the results of your PCR test on Day 8, you should remain in-home quarantine until you get your results.

10-Day quarantine for people who have been exposed, but have no symptoms and do not wish to be tested

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms for a full 14 days. Infection can develop through day 14.
  • If you have no symptoms during the first 10 days, you can be released from quarantine without a test on Day 11.
  • If you develop symptoms, or decide to be tested while in quarantine, you can check the testing locator website to find a testing location near you.
    • If you decide to be tested and do not have symptoms, the Health Department recommends that you wait until day 6 or 7 of quarantine to ensure that the level of virus in your body would be detectable.
  • If you test positive, even if you have no symptoms, you can spread the virus and should remain at home in isolation for 10 full days from the date you were sampled.

KDHE Quarantine Exceptions

  • At this time, KDHE allows the below quarantine exceptions for COVID-19.
    • Someone who is fully vaccinated with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 is not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
      • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., more than 2 weeks following the receipt of the second dose of Comirnaty/Pfizer or Moderna or more than 2 weeks following the receipt of a single dose of Johnson and Johnson).
      • Have not had any symptoms since the COVID-19 exposure.
    • Have had COVID-19 in the past 6 months with a documented positive PCR (molecular) or antigen test, as long as they have not had any symptoms since the COVID-19 exposure.
      • Antibody tests or doctor's diagnosis without testing do not qualify for this exception.