Kansas shifts responsibility of reporting COVID to individuals

State health officials say the burden is too big

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January 19, 2022 - 10:00 AM

Overwhelmed by COVID caseloads, Kansas health officials are shifting the responsibility of monitoring the virus’ spread to the general public.

As of Feb. 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will cease contact tracing, a program that sought to notify and monitor those exposed to the virus.

For those who now test positive, it will be up to them to notify their workplaces, churches, schools and close circles of their infection. 

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