Emergency Preparedness News and Announcements

Updated KDPH Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Disease Clearance Guidance (Return to Work / Confined Population Criteria) 4/23/2020

This guidance represents KDPH’s best expert judgment on this date and will continue to evolve as understanding of COVID-19 improves.

This guidance applies to:

  • Healthcare professionals (HCPs) returning to work;
  • All persons returning to work and/or seeking clearance from isolation requirements; and
  • Residents returning to confined population environments (e.g., long term care facilities, behavioral health hospitals, prisons, etc.)

KDPH is aware this guidance differs from CDC guidance. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, KDPH guidance is the recommended community standard.