Roane State Workforce Training course outlines COVID-19 cleaning procedures

The steps needed to protect against COVID-19 by cleaning and preparing facilities for use by the public is being offered through an online, self-paced course by Roane State Community College’s Workforce Training Department.

Titled “Environmental Infection Protection,” the introduction to the course is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 16. Those interested in signing up for the course can visit

Cost for the eight-hour class is $65, and participants have two weeks to complete the course material. Officials said .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) would be awarded upon successful completion.

The online course can also be in the classroom or instructor-led based upon request. The class includes instructor access via discussion boards.

Anne Cunningham is a longtime educator who has developed, taught and coordinated workforce, professional development and personal interest courses. She’ll be the instructor for the course and will cover all aspects of how to protect against COVID-19 based on CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

Course topics will include personal hygiene, personal protection equipment (PPE), how the illness spreads, and the differences between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has locations in Roane, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, and Scott counties as well as a branch campus in Oak Ridge. For more information, visit or call (865) 882-4554.

Remember, eligible adults can now attend Roane State tuition-free with the new Reconnect grant. Learn more at

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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