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Good Question: If your child tests positive for COVID-19, how can you protect their privacy?

Brennan Somers
Updated: September 08, 2020 10:22 AM
Created: September 08, 2020 06:49 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As the new school year begins, we received a good question about testing kids for COVID-19.

A viewer asked News10NBC’s Brennan Somers: If your child tests positive, how can you protect their privacy?

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According to guidance from Monroe County's Health Department, officials will not send out the names of students, faculty or campus visitors who test positive for the coronavirus.

That information will only get out if you decide to make it public, like when families, celebrities or other high profile figures share their own stories of dealing with the coronavirus as a warning to others.

However, when a local student tests positive the county health department will identify the school building in question.

If a staff or faculty member tests positive, only the district will be identified.

If you have a question you'd like answered, send an email to GoodQuestion@whec.com.


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