Isolation Procedure for Influenza

St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools are following the influenza isolation procedure set forth by the Kansas Dept of Health and Environment.

Under Kansas Administrative Regulation 28-1-6, a person with a case of influenza is required to be isolated for seven days following onset of illness.

For isolation purposes, a case of influenza is defined as a person who has tested positive for influenza via any testing method and is experiencing symptoms of influenza-like illness (fever of >100°F and a cough and/or sore throat). Persons with influenza who received this year’s influenza vaccine and persons with influenza who receive antiviral treatment are not exempt from isolation requirements.

(This information applies only to confirmed cases of influenza as listed above. For more detail, please contact a medical professional.)