As developments surrounding COVID-19 rapidly evolve, it is more critical than ever to rely on trusted resources for the latest, accurate information.

We recognize Kansas physicians are on the front lines of this pandemic and we intend to be available to support you however we can. KHC is monitoring state and federal guidance and other information and will post high-level summaries here.

Please continue to refer to and as the definitive sources for the latest updates.


KDHE Information Line:
1-866-534-3463 (M-F 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

KDHE Epidemiology Hotline: 1-877-427-7317

Kansas local health departments: Access directory

CDC: Information for U.S. health care personnel

KDHE: Information for Kansas health care personnel

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CDC recommends that physicians and other health care workers should consider the coronavirus if a patient is showing symptoms including fever, dry cough, and difficulty breathing. Suspected cases should be reported to your local health department (access directory) and to the KDHE Epidemiology Hotline at 1-877-427-7317.

CDC advises that continued COVID-19 spread in the U.S. is to be expected and recommends checking its COVID-19 updates website frequently.

Periodic updates from the Kansas Hospital Association

Periodic updates from the Kansas Medical Society

KDHE Resources


  • Toolkit for COVID-19 (this resource has been rescinded—please refer to this link for the latest KDHE resourecs amid rapidly changing circumstances)

Health care Facilities/Public Health Workers

CDC Resources

Specimen Collection and Testing

COVID-19 is a notifiable condition that should be reported to your local health department immediately if either suspected or confirmed.

Clinical Care

Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Shortages of PPE are global and to be expected. CDC recommends use of PPE for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19 and for health care personnel in necessary situations but not for the general public.

Home Care

Specialty Physicians



Long-Term Care


Comprehensive resources


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