Peace of mind or privacy: Tennessee first responders discuss receiving COVID-19 patient names, addresses

  • Source: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11 Johnson City
  • Published: 05/11/2020 12:00 AM

According to a report from The Associated Press, a state agreement allows for the names and addresses of those who test positive for the novel coronavirus to be released to first responders, law enforcement, and paramedics. News Channel 11’s Anslee Daniel spoke to the Washington County 911 director, Greg Matherly, who said that the list will be updated daily, with names regenerating every 30 days after testing positive. According to Matherly, this list will warn first responders if they are to respond to a residence that houses people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “If that’s where they were quarantined at, that particular address and the person we actually dealt with is who we would notify the responders of,” Matherly said.


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