COVID-19 Updates

This page will provide updates to KDOT employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Latest Updates

Stay-At-Home Orders

Securing the health and safety of all of our employees is top priority for KDOT. We are working diligently on getting as many employees prepared to work from home as possible. Please work with your manager to confirm any access needed to be able to do your job from home, if possible. For those unable to work from home, efforts are being made to minimize the number of individuals that have to report to the office workplace, allowing those that need to be in the office to be able to observe social distancing with more ease.

We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to adapt our plan as new information is available.

Executive Order No. 20-16: Establishing a statewide "stay home" order in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts

Self-Quarantine Notices

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit KDHE's COVID-19 Resource Center

KDHE is asking recent visitors to a growing number of states and counties, including Colorado, to self-quarantine. Please click here for the KDHE Quarantine Notice from March 27, 2020.

A Note to KDOT Employees who are Caregivers

We have been hearing from members of our KDOT family who are now tasked with oversight of their own families in new ways. Whether it’s adjusting to life with children now at home instead of in school or childcare programs, or parents needing additional care, the traditional work-life balance is now considerably out of balance.

One of the best attributes of our employees is their commitment to their work and to the people of Kansas whom they serve. You want to get the best job done and we want to support you. We are committed to offering flexible options during this for you, whether it’s flex time, a rearranged work schedule, or teleworking where possible. If you have not yet discussed your situation with your manager, we ask that you do so promptly to find a good solution for both you and the agency during this unusual time.

If you need help, our Employee Assistance Program is available 24-7 by email or phone. The contact information for this confidential service is listed below. This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides additional guidance that may be helpful for you and your family.

Please stay safe and stay in touch with us. Thank you for all you are doing for KDOT and for Kansans.

EAP Website
Company ID: SOKEAP
1-888-275-1205 (option 1)
TDD 800-697-0353

Temporary Telecommute Policy

KDOT is implementing temporary telecommuting arrangements for employees whose job duties are conducive to working from home but who do not regularly telecommute. Regular leave policies and procedures should be followed for employees who are unable to report to work.

These arrangements are expected to be short term, and KDOT will continue to monitor guidance from health officials and the need for remote work arrangements. Employees should not assume any specified period of time for telework, and KDOT may require employees to return to regular, in-office work at any time. Employees should be proactive with department managers in preparing for these circumstances to ensure employees have the resources necessary to work remotely.

Email Remote Access

Please use the Internet portal for e-mail provided by Microsoft at the following address:

It is not necessary to connect to the VPN to check e-mail. VPN usage is reserved for technical remote access to KDOT internal network resources. Please refrain from using it to just connect to your desktop and check e-mail in Outlook.

Remoting in using AnyConnect vs F5

If you are remoting into the KDOT network using KDOT equipment, follow these instructions for connecting via Cisco AnyConnect.

If you are remoting into the KDOT network using personal equipment, follow these instructions for connecting via F5.

Forwarding your Cisco Phone/Accessing Voicemail Outside the Office

If you need to forward your calls to another phone, or access your voicemail outside of the office, please consult these instructions

Other COVID-19 Resources

Under CDC guidelines, persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who have symptoms may discontinue home isolation under the  following conditions:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

This recommendation will prevent most, but may not prevent all instances of secondary spread.  The risk of transmission after recovery, is likely very substantially less than that during illness. For more information, please visit

KDHE Guidance for Supporting Families in Accessing Healthy and Safe Child Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Guidelines: Stop the Spread