July 23, 2021 Delta Variant Information




Contact: Pete Rogers – Phillips County Public Health Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                         July 23, 2021

Delta Variant Information

The Delta Variant has been confirmed to be in Phillips County.  This variant is more contagious than the previous variants therefore, some of the guidance has changed and is outlined below.

Testing- all positive results must have a PCR sample taken and sent to KDHE Lab for variant testing.   It can take several days to receive the results of the genome sequencing but we know it already exists in the County.

Quarantine- If you have been identified as a close contact, you are required to quarantine for 14 days following your last exposure to the individual that tested positive unless you have been fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated contacts are not required to quarantine unless you start exhibiting signs and symptoms.  There is an option to test asymptomatic contacts on day six after exposure for release from quarantine on day seven.

Isolation- this is for those that receive a positive result.  You need to isolate yourself from others for 14 days.

Testing is available at Phillips County Health Systems and Clinic as well as Phillips County Health Department.  Vaccinations are available at Phillips County Health Department and all three types are obtainable at this time.  Individuals that are between the ages of 12-18 can only receive Pfizer at this time.   Anyone 18 years of age or above are able to receive any of the three.

Phillips County residents can stay informed by visiting:

www.phillipscountyks.orgwww.kdheks.gov/coronavirus or http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

For general information, you may contact the EOC at 785-540-4262.

Pete Rogers

Phillips County Health Officer



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