As the business community navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting changes and challenges of the employment climate, The Arnold Group offers the following resources and protocols based upon the most recent federal and state guidelines.

Our up-to-date resources are designed to assist with key hot topics employers are dealing with such as conducting business and recruiting in the evolving workplace environment, motivating your workforce and managing employee stress:

The Arnold Group (TAG) believes in the right for employers to determine their own policies for employees. To best accommodate our business clients and remain consistent with our business practices, TAG is committed to mirroring and enforcing your organizations’ individual approach and policies as they intersect with our staffing/employment services.

In compliance with recent Kansas legislation, HB 2001 signed into law by Governor Kelly, TAG will honor the Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement/Medical or Religious Based Exemptions. Any employee who does not wish to comply with a client’s policy on vaccination, testing, or masking requirement based on personal beliefs and/or qualified exemptions will remain eligible for TAG employment services, with the understanding they will not be considered for or placed on assignment at a client who maintains a vaccine/mask/testing requirement.

We remain committed to enforcing our business clients’ policies as well as honoring our employee’s right to personal choice with our ultimate goal being the safety and well-being of every workplace and every employee. As such, we follow the most recent guidance and protocols from the CDC regarding exposure and testing:

COVID-19 Exposure and Testing Protocols

Based on CDC guidance released 3/30/2022.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around other for an additional 5 days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines:

  • You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days after exposure.
  • Test at least 5 days after exposure, if possible.
  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days after exposure.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines OR are unvaccinated:

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can't quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test at least 5 days after exposure, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Please be sure to check with your local county Health Department for specific and changing guidance for you area.

Free Local Testing Sites

First Call For Help

  • 17 West 2nd Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67504
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-12pm
  • Rapid test only

Hutchinson Salvation Army

  • 700 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS 67501
  • Appointment Required
    • Monday-Friday: 1pm-3pm
  • Rapid test only

Salina Family Health Center

  • 651 E Prescott Rd, Salina, KS 67401
  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
  • Friday: 8am-4pm
  • Saturday: 8am-12pm
  • Rapid test only

Occupational Health Partners

  • 2265 South 9th Street, Saline, KS 67401
  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

OCCK, Inc - Saline

  • 1710 W. Schilling Rd., Salina, KS 67401
  • Appointment Required
  • Rapid test only

The Arnold Group is not affiliated with any of these testing sites, and offers these listed locations as a resource for those seeking testing sites. List updated 1/5/2022

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-home COVID tests. Learn more here.