Coronavirus update for Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration


Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Civil Rights

HHS’s Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance to remind covered health care providers that HIPAA does not permit them to give media and film crews access to facilities where patients’ protected health information will be accessible without patients’ prior authorization.  The guidance clarifies that masking or obscuring patients’ faces or identifying information before broadcasting a recording of a patient is not sufficient to satisfy HIPAA requirements.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Food and Drug Administration


Department of Labor


Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospitals resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Find that document here.