Statement on Employees’ Information and HIPPA

The City of Stamford and Stamford Public Schools issued the following statement today, in response to requests for identifying information about City employees:

"In an effort to ensure the privacy of all staff members, contractors and their families, the City of Stamford and Stamford Public Schools will not release any specifics about individuals who have tested positive for the Coronavirus. The City has an obligation to its employees to keep their healthcare information confidential under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Additionally, the City already has measures in place for notifying those at risk of exposure, and we are confident these measures maintain the public’s health and security. There is no benefit to releasing identifying information about individuals, no matter how general or specific.”