Do I have to quarantine after I get tested?

In almost all situations, quarantine is required for a person waiting for COVID-19 test results. However, since everyone can participate in the free testing events in Riley County, even those who do not have symptoms and have not had known close contact with a positive patient, quarantine is highly recommended instead of required in those circumstances.

“It is a good idea to quarantine anytime you are tested, to avoid spreading or contracting the virus while you wait for results,” said Riley County Health Department Administrator Julie Gibbs.

Some workplaces require that employees stay home and quarantine if they are tested, including the free testing events. A workplace can make that distinction for their employees.

If you are sick or would like information about testing, please call the Riley County Screening Line at 785-323-6400. The Screening Line is staffed by nurses and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, call 911.

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1. How can I get tested?
2. Where can I get tested?
3. How will I be notified of test results?
4. Do you have to have a fever to get tested?
5. What testing facilities are available in Kansas?
6. How long do test results take?
7. Is Riley County testing for antibodies?
8. What are the KDHE guidelines for testing?
9. What do I do after I get tested?
10. Do I have to quarantine after I get tested?