Is there anything I should avoid documenting?

This is a VERY important question. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, it is possible that your submission might include the personal health information of yourself or others. This information is legally protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). At the time of submission you will be asked to agree to a Personal Health Information Agreement, which you can read now on the Submission form.

Please note: You must agree not to include personally identifiable health information about another person or persons, or information that could allow a third party to identify other people. Submissions including this type of information will be excluded from this project and not kept by the Archive. Please let us know if you have questions.