Speaking Publicly About COVID-19


What can a county official say publicly about local cases of COVID-19?

A county official can say how many cases exist in the county so long as they do not identify any individuals. A county should not disclose any additional information to the public about the cases to avoid disclosing protected health information. For more information, see TAC's Public Health Questions Related to COVID-19 publication. TAC continues to update our Legal Resources for County COVID-19 Response webpage as new information becomes available. You can also call the TAC Helpline (888) 275-8224, and one of our Legal staff members will be happy to assist you.