Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we. Please show compassion and support for those impacted by COVID-19. There are real people behind the COVID-19 numbers and we must respect their privacy. The Sitka Emergency Operations Center (EOC) releases as much information to the public as possible about COVID-19 to keep our community safe and to prevent the spread of the disease, but we keep details about cases confidential to protect the privacy of patients. This is required by state and federal law (namely the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).