Should Institutions Disclose the Names of Employees With COVID‐19?
When a medical university staff member tested positive for COVID-19, a professor asked the ethicists at the medical school whether contact tracing was a sufficient response and stated that the members of the community deserved to know who the infected individual was in order to maximize public health benefits and slow the spread of the virus. Although diminishing the spread of SARS‐CoV‐2 is a vital health goal, patient confidentiality is just as vital.
Amid the pandemic, many institutions are notifying employees if a colleague has tested positive for the virus, but some believe the person's identity should be revealed. Are you for or against institutions disclosing the names of employees with COVID-19?
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