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Coronavirus in Moffat County: Public Health announces fourth confirmed case

Why you won't receive the name, location, or travel history of any patient who tests positive for COVID-19:   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Ryan said health officials won't release this information or a detailed list of where infected individuals have traveled, not only to protect a person’s privacy, but because the disease does not spread by location. Per COVID-19 communications guidelines, CDPHE is:
  • Not disclosing identifiable information about the patient.
  • Not disclosing the identity of the medical provider or facility that administered the test without first coordinating with them.
  • Not disclosing the location of the isolated individual or person under quarantine.
Additionally, officials will not be releasing the resident’s name, as they explained that would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act.

Moffat County Public Health is reporting its fourth positive case of the coronavirus in the county in just four days.

A female in her 50s who resides in Moffat County is the fourth positive test in the county. The Moffat County Public Health officials have already been in contact with this individual, and isolation orders have been issued to this individual and her close contacts.

Officials will not be releasing the resident’s name, as they explained that would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act.


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