Camp Community College officials continue to closely monitor reports of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most recent information can be found below.
Across the globe, there is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China. The health and safety of our Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors is of the utmost priority. Camp Community College officials are closely monitoring the situation.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any Camp Community College Facilities.
Testing for COVID-19
- How does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expand access to affordable diagnostic testing for COVID-19?
H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, requires health insurers and employer-sponsored health plans to cover COVID-19 testing and related services without cost-sharing and without prior authorization requirements. This protection applies across private health coverage, including the individual and the employer-sponsored market.
- Does the free testing protection apply to people who get coverage through their job?
- Does this law apply to federal health care programs?
Yes, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, also ensures that those who receive coverage through federal programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, TRICARE, Indian Health Service, the V.A. and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program will have access to testing without cost-sharing.
Will I have to meet my deductible before I can access free testing?
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, testing must be available to the patient for free – this includes no copayments, coinsurance, or deductible payments.
The test is free, but will consumers have to pay for the office visit?
A visit to the doctor’s office for COVID-19 testing is covered by your insurance.
Can states already require coverage of testing?
Several states have also announced emergency orders to require coverage of testing. However, due to federal law (“ERISA preemption”), states are unable to apply this requirement to self-funded employer-sponsored health plans, which cover more than 90 million people, or about 60 percent of workers.
Will the uninsured have access to testing as well?
Yes, in addition to expanding cost-free testing through both private and public health coverage, H.R. 6201 provides coverage of COVID-19 testing for the uninsured.
Coronavirus Information and Resources
For more information about the Coronavirus, international travel safety, the seasonal flu, and ways to stay healthy, please visit the following links:
Virginia Department of Health
- Virginia Department of Health: Coronavirus
- U.S. Department of State: Coronavirus
- Health Department Locator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- COVID-19 Website: CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Health Alert Network (HAN): https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020.asp
World Health Organization (WHO)
Federal information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic: www.coronavirus.gov