Health Alert Update: Notification of COVID-19 Test Results to Pennsylvania Patients

On November 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) released a new PAHAN notice, Notification of COVID-19 Test Results to Patients with guidance for healthcare providers who are evaluating patients for COVID-19. DOH is asking that clinicians provide the current guidance on isolation to patients being evaluated for COVID-19 to ensure that timely recommendations are provided to reduce spread of disease. Please report any confirmed cases of SARS COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, through the DOH electronic disease surveillance system, PA-NEDSS. There was also guidance for patients on developing a list of people with whom they have been in contact and a patient instruction handout.