COVID-19 positive case reported on Roane State’s Cumberland County Campus

On Friday, August 28, 2020, a Roane State student self-reported a positive COVID-19 test result to the college. The student was on the Cumberland County Campus on Thursday, August 27.

All affected areas of the Cumberland County Campus have been cleaned and no classes were scheduled Friday in the rooms visited by the student. No building closures are required.

Roane State has made direct contact with each student, faculty and staff member who may have been in the same areas as the individual who tested positive. Each person confirmed that physical distancing was observed on campus at all times as well as the use of face coverings. The college has also notified the campus community by email about the positive case.

Pandemic safety precautions at Roane State include the face covering requirement as well as daily wellness screenings, physical distancing and assigned seating in classrooms. These steps are in place to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Additional precautions will be taken as needed as we continue to monitor updated guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health, our local health departments and the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Additional information about Roane State’s response to the pandemic is available online at Members of the campus community are encouraged to frequently check their RSCC email and the college website for important updates. Questions can also be sent via email to

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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