Last Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3 pm

USCIS encourages all those, including the undocumented, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.  Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis.The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

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