Yes. Strong practices for screening for signs and symptoms of illness, exclusion policies, and increased sanitation are essential. These provisions are in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When enrolling new children and hiring new staff, screen by asking appropriate questions. At a minimum, consider the following:
- Has there been travel within the last 14 days in a state or country identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) as required for isolation or quarantine or a hot spot for COVID-19 per CDC
- Has there been any exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Is anyone showing signs of illness and symptoms? Symptoms include:
- A fever greater than 100.4 degrees (F)
- Shortness of breath
Note: Be sure to remain current on the KDHE recommendations for screening as well as quarantine and isolation of travelers, continuously updated on the COVID-19 Resource Center. Additional information related to screening for symptoms of illness information is included in the Interim Guidance for Child Care Facilities on the COVID-19 (PDF). Additional information pertaining to isolation, quarantine, and travel is also available via our Isolation & Quarantine FAQs. Information about travel guidelines is also available through our Isolation & Quarantine Toolkit.
Updated: April 3, 2020