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Coronavirus Disclosure: Pitfalls to Avoid

COVID-19 is a national emergency. Healthcare providers and public health agencies are working in overdrive to prevent the further spread of the virus. As healthcare professionals are identifying new cases of COVID-19, they are following the required protocols for notifying public health agencies and alerting those that may be at risk of exposure to the virus.

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Disclosures Involving the Coronavirus Pandemic

While healthcare facilities are preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals are facing increased workloads. Healthcare providers are required to report cases of COVID-19 to public health agencies as a part of the response effort.  It is still important to remember that Minimum Necessary policies and other privacy and security requirements must remain in place.

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