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 roanestate.edu/coronavirus. 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 email@example.com.