For families who are concerned about the "public charge" rule, immigration officials have confirmed that they will consider neither testing, treatment, nor preventive care related to COVID-19 as part of a charge inadmissibility determination public, even if it is provided or paid for by one or more public benefits that are considered under government including Medicaid. For more information please click here
The standard also excludes consideration of public health care for vaccines and for testing and treating symptoms of communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, whether or not these symptoms are caused by a contagious disease.
It is very important that families do the testing and treatment if necessary to support the health and well-being of themselves and their loved ones. What is clear is that all residents, regardless of their immigration status, will receive the immediate medical attention they require if they test positive for COVID-19. The state governors urge UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS to request the test and medical services in case they have the symptoms of the disease.