COVID-19 Resource Page

The State of Kansas & the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) are partnering to dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19     in local communities. KLC is organizing 1000 community meetings to mobilize Kansans to generate local solutions and combat the virus by December 31, 2020. Mainstream Coalition and The Voter Network are committed to this effort to        help #BeatTheVirus. 

How can you stay engaged and active during the COVID-19 events? First, take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your community.  When you're safe, and healthy see what you can do to still make a difference in Kansas! You're needed.

  • Join our Voter to Voter Project. Now, more than ever is a great time to engage your friends and family in voting.
  • Our Voter to Voter tool is strictly non-partisan to increase voter turnout in Kansas.
  • Best of all it is ALL online! Join or create a team now. contact@votertovoter.org.

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Have you been exposed to the virus? Not feeling well? Kansans now have MULTIPLE options for getting tested.

Go Get Tested is a partnership with the state of Kansas to bring testing across the state. 

Testing is FREE!

Available in multiple locations across the state (with more sites being added daily.) 

NO ID or INSURANCE needed!

NO Dr. referral needed.

You DO NOT have to have symptoms to be tested. 

Make an appointment OR Walk in. These are Drive through locations. 

Wondering if you should be tested? The CDC recommends testing for asymptomatic patients who have been exposed to someone      with a confirmed case. So get tested. It will help slow the spread. 

Questions about testing? You can always check with your Dr. or local health dept. 

Additional testing resources in Kansas are at Walgreens, CVS, through your local health department, some dr.'s offices, hospitals,         and some urgent care centers. Check here for other testing sites across the state. 

So you've been exposed? What should you do? 

Well, the CDC recommends testing asymptomatic patients who have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case. The CDC says, “Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection.” 

So Go Get Tested if you've been exposed!

Testing is FREE, NO ID or INSURANCE IS Required. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SYMPTOMS.

You've been exposed. When should you try to get tested? 

Around 3-5 days after being exposed. If you go the day after an exposure, the likelihood of a negative test are high. A person with the virus would test positive around three-to-five days after contracting it; the CDC itself says the virus has a median incubation time of four to five days. That’s about the same average amount of time it takes for symptoms to develop, though the CDC notes the incubation period could be anywhere from two to 14 days.

You've been tested. What should you do while you wait for your results?

Stay HOME! Stay away from others as much as possible. Wear a mask at home around others. Make a list of anyone you've been around. If the health department calls you, PLEASE answer the phone! All your information is confidential. You can help stop the spread by helping health officials contact trace. And of course, monitor your health!

You're positive for the virus. 

The most important thing you can do is STAY HOME! If you need medical care, call first. Wear a mask even at home. Isolate from family members. Monitor your health. Clean high touch areas in your home regularly. Here are the CDC guidelines

How long do I need to quarantine?

The CDC recommends that you quarantine for:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

However, recommendations and guidelines for quarantining are different from county to county in Kansas. Check with your local health department for their guidelines. 

What's the difference between isolating and quarantining?

• Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
• Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

We can all help stop the spread. 

  • Wear a mask whenever you're out in public. 
  • Masks should be worn over your mouth AND nose!
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Social distance. 
  • Keep a distance of 6 ft. from others whenever possible.
  • Clean high use surfaces frequently.
  • Make shopping trips quick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, ears and mouth. 
  • Stay home if you're not feeling well. 

Where can I get a mask?

Check with your local health department for masks. Many businesses also provide masks at their entrances.

The vaccines for COVID-19 are here. Find out where you are in line

Learn more about the development and make up of the vaccine

You can follow and track the development of the vaccines and where they are in the stages of research, testing and FDA approval.

LEARN more about the Vaccination Phases and where Kansas is in distribution. 

                                                        

                            U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids     U.S. Rep. Ron Estes        U.S. Rep Tracey Mann       U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner       

                                                                                                                                                 Senator Jerry Moran             Senator Roger Marshall            Governor Laura Kelly