NEWS UPDATE: July 26, 2019 11:25:43 The federal government says it’s taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Department of Health says it has issued guidance to help parents who have lost their children’s parents and guardians from sharing their medical records with other people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people in the U.S. can share their personal information with family members and friends, even if they aren’t related to the person who is sick.
The government says a patient’s contact information and the health information shared in the medical records can’t be used to enroll in a health plan.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says patients and their families are not required to provide their personal health information to the government.
“We want to make sure people understand that the information that they share with family and friends and with others will not be shared,” HHS spokesman Patrick Murphy said.
The CDC says that some people who don’t have insurance might have difficulty sharing their health information with people they trust, but there are steps they can take to protect their health.
Those steps include: Having a doctor check with you that you’re okay, and that you have insurance.
Having a provider contact you and give you a plan.
Making sure that your health care provider has a way to contact you if you’re not feeling well.
Having the insurance company contact you or a representative of your insurance company and explain the situation.
Having someone in your home who can help you stay connected with your loved ones.
Having people in your workplace call you when you have a problem, and calling a colleague or friend when you are sick.
Sharing your health information on social media.
Making your social security number public.
The guidance also includes a link to a form that helps people fill out the necessary information.
Health officials have warned that many people who haven’t had a regular check-up are at higher risk of catching the virus, including older adults, those with chronic illnesses and pregnant women.
Some states have been encouraging people to visit their health care providers if they think they might have a case of coronaviruses.
They’re also encouraging people who might have been exposed to the virus to report it, even without a physical or medical test.
The outbreak is affecting people in many different parts of the country.
The United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, France and Germany have reported the most cases.
More than 100 people have died in the United States.