Why am I being asked about my race and ethnicity?
The Ask on Entry questions in this format are required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are required in order for our partner labs to report COVID-19 results in compliance with the CARES Act Section 18115: Laboratory Reporting, which came into effect 8/1/2020.
The answers to the questions will not impact the ability to get results or impact the test in any way. And the answers to the questions are NOT shared with anyone else except for the federal and state government as part of mandatory reporting requirements.
For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the Department of Health and Human Service’s websites:
Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/reporting-lab-data.html
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-laboratory-data-reporting-guidance.pdf