Tennessee providing COVID-19 patient info to first responders

 Tennessee providing COVID-19 patient info to first responders

Names and addresses of Tennesseans who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 are being provided to first responders, law enforcement, and paramedics under a state agreement deemed necessary to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Associated Press reports the agreement was finalized April 3 between Tennessee’s Department of Health and the state’s Emergency Communications Board.

The agreement, known as a memorandum of understanding, wasn’t publicized when it was signed, but instead distributed to local leaders across the state.

(AP)