KDHE, Unified Government update COVID-19 safety guidelines to match CDC

Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 20:02:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment as well as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, will recommend following updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation procedures.

On Monday, the CDC shortened the recommended isolation time for those with COVID-19 from 10 days to five for those who are asymptomatic.

Asymptomatic patients exposed to someone with COVID-19 and who are unvaccinated or due for a vaccine booster are now also recommended to quarantine for five days and wear a mask for an additional five days.

The CDC says those who have received a booster and are exposed no longer need to quarantine.

Missouri announced on Tuesday it would also update guidelines to follow CDC recommendations.